Not such a rare sight these days: for the fifth time this season, Lukasz Piszczek (l.) celebrates scoring a goal. - © imago
Not such a rare sight these days: for the fifth time this season, Lukasz Piszczek (l.) celebrates scoring a goal. - © imago
Bundesliga

Prolific Piszczek hopes Dortmund can now leave rivals in their wake

With one goal scored and a further two created, Lukasz Piszczek was the standout figure in Borussia Dortmund's convincing 3-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg.

With five goals already this term, the Pole has set a new personal best for a single season and he is currently the most prolific defender in the Bundesliga. The 31-year-old said it is just a case of getting himself within striking distance more frequently than before – that and the fact "the ball seems to come to me" when he is there. 

Check out how many points Piszczek earned in Official Fantasy Bundesliga here!

It is not purely down to luck, though, and BVB coach Thomas Tuchel acknowledged that Piszczek "embodies everything that is so great about this club, and what this club should stand for." What does Piszczek think? Find out in this post-match interview.

Watch: Piszczek thrilled with Wolfsburg win:

Question: Lukasz Piszczek, this goal against Wolfsburg was already your fifth of the season. Do you have an explanation for why you're suddenly scoring so many?

Lukasz Piszczek: I've been getting up for more corners and I've just been taking my chances. Things just seem to be working out better than they did in the past – the ball seems to come to me and I just try to bury it.

Question: How much did you need this comfortable win after defeats to Darmstadt and Benfica?

Piszczek: A lot! It was extremely important that we showed a reaction as a team. We controlled the game and, in the end, fully deserved to win by such a margin.

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