Erling Haaland, who hits the gate? Marco Reus, who reaches a template milestone? Or maybe Manuel Akanji, who may cheer for the first time this season? “Talking about individual players does not make sense today,” Trainer Marco Rose refused to Borussia Dortmund’s 6: 1 against the VfL Wolfsburg. “Except over Tom Rothe, and that does not want that.”
But with that he had to live this Saturday: the 17-year-old, had come from FC St. Pauli last summer and equipped with a contract until 2024, not only celebrated his Bundesliga debut and promptly met, he is now the youngest player The league story that this perfect debut combination has succeeded. “It ran well,” he smiled at “Sky” and found his ideal header “not so bad”.
“When you run here yourself, that’s already crass goose bumps, indescribable”
Rose was not surprised by the completed appearance of the U-19 player, who had recently recovered due to Raphael Guerreiros and Nico Schulz ‘failure in the starting eleven and the left side had taken over. “We already have Tom of course on the note, we know his qualities,” said the BVB coach at the press conference. “He was with in the training camp in the summer, basically plays an outstanding round.” It was easy for the time to “swind so much a boy.”
When a reporter wanted to know if he was, Rose, because agreed with Rothes premiere, said the dry: “That’s a rhetorical question, right? I think he did not do that badly, he made that outstandingly.”
The 1.88-meter-hunter had been “from the beginning in the game” and did not let himself be made of rest. With the gate he probably got more security. So, as I know Tom: He has a very Cleared game made for his age. ” And that before 79,200 spectators. “If you run here yourself, it’s already crass goose bumps, indescribable,” Rothe was still amazing after the final whistle.
More goose bumps should follow. “That’s an incentive for more, I hope,” says Rose. “This is also very important for the people here to be able to build guys from our offspring into our first team.”