Donyell Malen has scored one goal for Borussia Dortmund on each of the last three Bundesliga matchdays. The Dutchman had never managed such a series of goals since moving to BVB almost two years ago. After his fourth goal of the season against 1. FC Union Berlin (final score 2-1), Malen explained what he thinks is going better at the moment.
The regular place was already gone. After a comparatively disastrous first half of the season without a single goal of the season and many poor performances, Donyell Malen was only substituted on as a noble joker in several games in the spring, if at all.
Most recently, the 24-year-old was allowed to play again from the start and finally repaid the trust of BVB head coach Edin Terzic with goals. The offensive man contributed one goal each against 1. FC Köln, FC Bayern and Union Berlin.
Malen obviously also benefits from a transfer from the left to the right wing.
“I’m just trying to improve the things that didn’t work out so well in the first half of this season,” Malen explained simply in an ESPN interview (quoted via Ruhr Nachrichten).
Malen is far from ticking off the title race with FC Bayern
It is obvious that the Dutch attacker has regained his self-confidence with his own goals. Malen himself made no secret of it and explained: “I feel more comfortable in my actions.”
His entire game has “worked better” in recent weeks, which can be seen not least from his goal contributions and increased playing times for Borussia Dortmund.
With a Donyell Malen in top form at the right time, the next few weeks should continue to be about the German championship in the Bundesliga.
“If you look at the table, everyone can see that we’re in the race,” the BVB star sees his colors with realistic chances for the title in a duel with FC Bayern.