Select a Team

Prev Game: German Bundesliga Sat 21st Mar

prev game - Borussia Dortmund
team 1 score team 2
Hannover 2 - 3 B Dortmund

Next Game: German Bundesliga Sat 4th Apr

next game - Borussia Dortmund
team 1 score team 2
B Dortmund 17:30 Bay Munich

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile believes he can fill the boots of Robert Lewandowski

Last Updated: 31/07/14 4:37pm

  • Share:
Ciro Immobile: At Thursday's press conference

Ciro Immobile: At Thursday's press conference

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

New Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile insists he has no qualms about filling the boots of Robert Lewandowski, saying the Pole now belongs to Dortmund's past while he is their future.

The Italy international signed for the Bundesliga side this summer as a direct replacement for Lewandowski, who moved to Bayern Munich on a free transfer.

And after ending last season as Serie A's top goalscorer with Torino, Immobile is not worried about taking the place of a man who was the Bundesliga's leading marksman last year.

"Being his successor is not going to weigh me down," the 24-year-old said at a press conference on Thursday.

Immobile: Believes he is the future at Dortmund

"He scored many goals and I don't know if I'll score more than he did, but he is the past, I am the present."

Immobile has only been training with his new team-mates for a week but he says he has quickly settled into his new environment and is already looking forward to his first game at the Westfalenstadion.

"I've followed Dortmund since I was seven and they beat Juventus in the Champions League," he said.

"I was intrigued by them because I know how passionate their fans are."

He also now knows how well prepared his new coach Jurgen Klopp is.

"He told me that he'd seen over 70 games of me in order to study my strengths," Immobile said. "That's more games than even my dad has seen."

  • Share:


Related Profiles

Most Popular


Who is Bellarabi?

Who is Bellarabi?

Everything you need to know about reported Manchester United target Karim Bellarabi.

Robben among elite

Robben among elite

Why Arjen Robben is improving at 31 and in the form to rival Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Are Dortmund back?

Are Dortmund back?

What happened to Dortmund? We examine their struggles - and why they could be over.