Julian Weigl hopes to continue his fine run of form in the Borussia Dortmund starting line-up in 2016. - © © imago / Revierfoto
Julian Weigl hopes to continue his fine run of form in the Borussia Dortmund starting line-up in 2016. - © © imago / Revierfoto
Bundesliga

Record man Weigl: 'I want to maintain my form'

Julian Weigl admits even he has been surprised by his meteoric rise after the Borussia Dortmund midfielder passed FC Bayern München star Xabi Alonso to set a new season record on Matchday 16.

Alonso has a World Cup winner's medal and two UEFA EURO titles in addition to a UEFA Champions League triumph and a weighty list of former clubs.

Weigl has yet to scale those heights, but the 20-year-old, signed from Bundesliga 2 side 1860 Munich last summer, bettered the Spanish great's record of 172 touches - set on Matchday 14 - with 189 touches in BVB's 4-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

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