BVB striker Füllkrug is looking forward to returning

Dortmund striker Niclas Füllkrug is looking forward to Saturday’s Bundesliga duel (6:30 p.m.) with his former club from Bremen with great anticipation.

“Werder is of course a very special club for me. It will probably be a bit emotional for a moment. But I’m actually always pretty relaxed when it comes to things like that. That’s why I just think it can be a nice day,” said the national soccer player on Sky on Tuesday.

The fact that the return to the old place of work could be accompanied by whistles from the Werder fans cannot, by their own admission, dampen the joy of seeing each other again. “I think I’ve handled everything fairly fairly. So far I’ve only ever received positive feedback from Bremen. It’s always been important to me that I handle everything very cleanly and completely freely can return.”

Despite his impressive personal record at BVB, Füllkrug believes the recent comparisons with his predecessor Erling Haaland are exaggerated: “Of course, you always have to look at things realistically. Erling Haaland scored significantly more goals at the time and was also better than in terms of scoring I. It’s clear that you don’t necessarily have to compare things now.”

The 31-year-old has scored eleven goals and eight assists since moving from Bremen to Dortmund last summer. Only Haaland (27), who now wears the Manchester City jersey, has collected more scorer points in the first 22 Bundesliga games for Borussia since detailed data collection began for the 2004/2005 season. “I have almost one scorer per game, which I have done from the start. That is a value that I imagined to some extent,” commented Füllkrug.