Antonio s Papadopoulos hopes Borussia Dortmund on the big breakthrough as Bundesliga professional. In the Bundesliga he has been replaced once, as well as the DFB Cup was once for the BVB in the starting element. His flexibility could be his big plus.

The 22-year-old has a year s past as a defensive player, but then made aware of Hallescher FC, especially as a defensive midfielder at third division Hallescher FC before changing to Dortmund.

I played my whole youth as central defender, after changing in the senior sector often on the six. Both are central positions with a lot of responsibility. That s exactly what I need, so both rolls fit well with me, said Papadopoulos In conversation with the kicker.

For the professionals, he was then replaced for Axel Wiesel for the six-time position. Since this mandatory game debut, the native Stuttgart has worked every training day for creating it again into the bid of the Bundesliga team.

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I was looking forward to the trust of the coach. The change in the framework conditions was not quite as big for me, since I have already played before larger scenes before, of course, the game is much faster, you do not have so much time to Think. And it s less rustic than in the 3rd league, Papadopoulos reported his first Bundesliga moments.

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Since joining third-league newcomers BVB II, Papadopoulos is one of the most experienced players in Dortmund s U23, including a total of 81 lots in Bundesliga and 3rd league.

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Above all, the defensive man helped the training work in the past season preparation, which he could graduate too big parts with the professional squad: For me, that was great because I could learn a lot from the experienced professionals. I can sweep a lot of Players such as Mats Hummels and Manuel Kanji or how Mo Aloud or Eyre Can perform on the six. Every training unit helps me.

In the 3rd league it goes for Papadopoulos on Saturday (from 14:00 clock) on his ex-Club Hallescher FC.