Cologne - Borussia Dortmund have taken the Far East by storm. Having made their first stop in Japan before travelling to Singapore, BVB are currently in Malaysia where their Bundesliga World Tour 2015 will reach its conclusion. bundesliga.com has the inside track on what the German giants are getting up to.
Irrespective of where they are in the world, Dortmund’s stars always manage to whip up a frenzy amongst local fans, which has most certainly been the case in the Far East.
“Despite its grueling nature, the trip has taken the team forward,” said Ilkay Gündogan at a press conference, while captain Mats Hummels believes the sporting element of the Tour of Asia has gone without a hitch. “In comparison to last season we’ve been able to go through the entirety of our preparations with the majority of our squad.”
Arriving in style
The five-time champions have arrived at the Larkin Stadium ahead of their clash with the Johor Southern Tigers. The match report will follow on bundesliga.com. Kick-off is at 15:45 CEST/13:45 GMT.
Bürki ready for action
Dortmund are set to take on Johor Southern Tigers in the final encounter of their Tour of Asia and new goalkeeper Roman Bürki for one seems to be eagerly anticipating the run out.
Reus and Weidenfeller on tour
Out and about
The Grace Covenant Community Care centre is aimed at helping young children in Malaysia attain a future free from worry. Neven Subotic and club mascot Emma were on hand to give the youngsters a pick me up on Thursday.
Welcome to Johor!
The club received an incredible reception at their hotel in Johor. New head coach Thomas Tuchel took the time to practice his signature.
Just as they did in Japan and Singapore, the fans turned out in their droves in Malaysia and were especially excited about the dynamic duo of ‘Batman’ Aubameyang and ‘Robin’ Reus.
On Thursday, the Yellow-Blacks made their way to Malaysia for the last stop of the tour. “We have been blown away by the reaction in Japan and now in Singapore,” said Marketing Director Carsten Cramer.