Newcastle United Notes from Germany as Borussia Dortmund give reason they let Alexander Isak leave

Newcastle United paid £63 million for striker Alexander Isak, who was previously let go by Borussia Dortmund in 2019. At that time, Isak had been loaned to Dutch club Willem II, and Dortmund agreed to sell him to Real Sociedad for just €15 million. The Sweden international striker went on to prove his quality, making Dortmund regret their decision to let him go. Given Dortmund’s current struggles in the Bundesliga, they could certainly benefit from a player of Isak’s caliber.


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Isak is currently sidelined with a groin injury, but Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, commented on the situation, stating that Isak had not reached the level he is at now during his time with Dortmund, and he didn’t have the same impact. Kehl mentioned that it might have been a matter of timing, where they couldn’t provide him with enough match practice to further develop his skills. Despite this, he acknowledged Isak’s potential, which has become more evident as the striker has progressed in his career.

Fabian Schar witnesses change in club history from inside the four walls

Fabian Schar had a moment of reflection during a recent press conference when he acknowledged the significant changes that have occurred on Tyneside. He recognized that life at Newcastle United has undergone a dramatic transformation. Schar, who previously played for the club during times when the primary goal was to secure 40 points and avoid relegation in the Premier League, is well aware of the higher stakes now.

Schar commented on the contrast, saying, “The first three or four years were more or less playing against relegation, and it is very different.” He expressed his appreciation for being at a club he loves and highlighted the positive shift in the team’s fortunes, such as competing in the Champions League and experiencing better times. Schar’s sentiment reflects his enjoyment of the current situation at Newcastle United, where the focus has shifted from battling relegation to achieving success on a higher level.

“It’s just improvement from every individual. We’ve been on a brilliant journey.”

Dortmund boss expecting fast start and Newcastle snub chance to train at the stadium again

Tonight at Signal Iduna Park, Edin Terzic anticipates Newcastle will get out to a lightning-fast start. Last night, the sacred field was illuminated by bright floodlights, but Newcastle declined the invitation to practice there.

“We know that we have to be ready from the start and as you saw from the game two weeks ago, they had two great chances at the end of the game,” Terzic remarked prior to the match, drawing criticism from the opposition. It implies that we must focus through to the very finish and have a strong start and performance.”

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