Ex-BVB talent blooms on Duo sees red

Many well-known faces from German football now play largely regardless of the media abroad. Today in -Rampenlicht: A former BVB talent makes the breakthrough, an ex-pro from FC Schalke 04 as a Red Sinner and a former HSV star as the Buhmann of his team.

Many top talent from Germany never make it to professional football despite outstanding achievements in their youth. A similar fate also threatened Jonas Arweiler, the former jewel of Borussia Dortmund.

In his time in the junior division of the Black Yellow he won the German U17 and U19 championships, played a decisive role in his team and regularly entered the goal guard list. However, the jump to the pros remained a success for today’s 22-year-old in Dortmund.

When Arweiler was hardly used in his second season at the U23 of the BVB itself at the reserve, he dared to go to the Netherlands in the summer 2018 to FC Utrecht. But even with his new employer he had to prove himself first for the support in the second league.

In the current season the left foot has now succeeded in breaking through. With strong achievements in the second team, Arweiler was able to recommend himself for the division.

Immediately in his first short run, the attacker succeeded in the cheerful victory against FC Twente.

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In the interview after the 2:1 victory he was able to note his joy. It was a great feeling. I’ve never met such an audience before,”he told ” Regarding his future at Utrecht’s first selection, however, he knows that he must be “patient.”

“I know that I need minutes to play to improve myself. I also know I’m not gonna get these on the first team. I want to get the chance to play regularly on the first team, so I have to play well on the second team.”

Since his dream debut in February Arweiler was allowed to collect more minutes. Also last game day coach John van den Brom donated 30-minute playing time to the stormer who failed in Dortmund with the 5:1 home success via Sparta Rotterdam.

Former HSV star flies early from the square

The breakthrough at the BVB also missed Tolgay Arslan. Like Arweiler, he passed through several junior teams in Dortmund. However, Paderborner succeeded in jumping into the Bundesliga. At the Hamburg SV, the middleweight player between 2009 and 2014 was at least in 92 obligatory games.

In January 2015 Arslan then switched to Istanbul’s top club Besiktas for 450.000 euros and became twice consecutive Turkish champion. Since the beginning of 2019 he has been under contract with the city rival Fenerbahce.

There the 29-year-old showed his team a bear service last Saturday in the match against Denizlispor. Already in the 43rd. For a minute he defended a goal by playing a hand. Punishment and the yellow-red card were the result.

In the end it was only enough for Fener to make a 2:2-indecision. As a result, the backlog to the European seats stagnated at nine points.

In the penalty league, the right foot usually has to settle for a seat on the bench since the beginning of the season. The remis was only the second starting eleven Arslans in the league. The placement will certainly not make his already difficult situation in Istanbul any easier.

Ex-Schalker goes under

Also an ex-pro from FC Schalke 04 was recently sent to shower early. At the 1:4 defeat of his team Melbourne Victory against Sydney FC, Tim Hoogland showed an underground performance.

Shortly before the whistle, the defensive man only knew how to help himself with an emergency brake, caused an eleventh meter and then flew out of the place.

The bankruptcy against the top rider of the Australian A-League strengthened Melbourne’s position in the Neverland table. The backlog on the playoffs is now seven meters.

Hoogland also experienced more successful times in his ten years in German football. With the first. FSV Mainz 05 made the 34-year-old 2009’s entry into the Bundesliga. In Gelsenkirchen, he experienced the greatest success of his career with the victory in the DFB Cup.

Since summer 2015, the defender was under contract with VfL Bochum before the two parties resolved the working paper unanimously last August. The Hoogland paved the way for his possibly last football chapter in Australia.

Nicolas Schreinemacher