Batshuayi (l.) is in a happy place at BVB, the striker hittinhg the ground running following his January loan move. - © © imago
Batshuayi (l.) is in a happy place at BVB, the striker hittinhg the ground running following his January loan move. - © © imago

"This is the real Michy!" - Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi is beaming wtih joy over life in the Bundesliga


His start to life at Borussia Dortmund a joy to behold, Belgium international Michy Batshuayi is brimming with confidence and banging in the goals, and all thanks to an especially warm welcome at Die Schwarzgelben.

Speaking ahead of Belgium's international friendly against Saudi Arabia this week, the 24-year-old Chelsea loanee - who has registered an incredible eight goals in eleven games since his January move to Germany - said that the love he feels by all connected with the North Rhine-Westphalia based club is the key to his current form.

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"I was very well received by Dortmund, by the whole club. I felt a lot of love, a footballer is stronger when he has confidence," BVB's prolific frontman said, in quotes appearing on Sky Sports. "The fans are unbelievable and the stadium is beautiful. I really never expected to settle so quickly," the forward continued.

To put Batshuayi's form into perspective, he managed seven goals in 32 Premier League games with Chelsea - for whom he signed from Marseille in 2016. He is just one shy of that goals tally after just seven Bundesliga matches and will no doubt look to continue his fine run in Germany's top division in next weekend's Klassiker.

Yet it is not just the ex-Standard Liege marksman's ability in front of goal that has impressed. His team work, hard grafting and determination to regain possession have all been on display, to the delight fans of Bundesliga giants Dortmund.

"I had a difficult time [in the recent past], and it's good to be back on track. This is the real Michy, but I still want more," the forward explained.

That goalscoring feeling! Batshuayi celebrated with a dramatic double against Eintracht Frankfurt. - © gettyimages / Lars Baron

While Batshuayi has been away with Belgium - for whom he has amassed five goals in 13 appearances - world star Usain Bolt has been receiving plenty of attention back in Dortmund with the track and field ace turning up to train with the Black and Yellows. Looking on from afar, Batshuayi has been impressed with what he has seen.

"I've watched the pictures and he doesn't look bad, [scoring] a goal and [providing ] an assist," he said. "To change sports like that is the class of a real champion. I would love to have been there to see it in person. I hope he's still with us when I get back."

Despite his eagerness to meet the highly decorated Olympic champion, Batshuayi joked, "I hope he doesn't take my place!" At the speedy rate which the super striker is settling into life in Dortmund, there seems little chance of anyone keeping him out of the team.

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