Julian Brant apologizes for his ‘wink’ comments
Julian Brandt has been polarizing at Borussia Dortmund for a long time. Now the national player is making a fuss with comments in a podcast. Many fans criticize Brandt for his sentences. The national player responds.
yOlian Brandt has a lot to talk about this week. This is despite the fact that his club, Borussia Dortmund, does not play any matches during the summer break and is preparing for Nations League matches with the national team in Herzogenaurach from Monday.
Midweek quote from Offensive Pro Kicker Podcast Meet DAZN First Spread On the change of coach at BVB from Marco Rose to Eden Terzic: “I had breakfast with my girlfriend and was in shock for ten minutes because I didn’t know anything about her and it wasn’t clear even from yet. A friend sent me a screenshot and I thought it was from Postillon” , Brandt said, referring to the satirical site.
A podcast is something completely different for gamers than a newspaper interview or a conversation in front of TV cameras. Without a visible audience, the chat begins. And many fans want responsible players who speak plain language. When blogging, many things often turn out very differently.
For several days, more statements made by Brandt from the podcast were discussed. They seem to have gone too far for some fans. A discussion broke out on social media. Some view the 26-year-old’s sayings as “cheeky”, while others write that the excitement around them is incomprehensible to them.
The fan account “Die Pöhlerz” wrote, among other things: “Julian Brandt” smashed his coaches because no one managed to change him defensively. And he thinks it’s cool? “
Among other things, Brandt said on the podcast, “With all the coaches I have, I’ve never had any offensive issues,” he said. “I had a lot of coaches that I broke to the limit defensively. It runs like a thread. Every new coach tells me the same thing, and I always hear the same things.”
“I think some people are really angry.”
Brandt realizes that his playing style is under discussion. Referring to his fun on the pitch, he said in the podcast, “I think that’s really annoying for some people. There are two camps in Dortmund: There are people who think you’re great and there are people who have been resentful of you for three years and think: ‘It would be great if we could close down’. the classroom”.
But this is not a problem for Brandt. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I don’t expect everyone to like me,” he said. “You have to stay true to what you are doing. This has been an important realization for me in the past few years. (…) This adjustment is not a long-term thing.”
Through an Instagram post in the discussion under the “Die Pöhlerz” post, Brandt has now explained: “It seems like the whole topic has been on your mind a bit and I wanted to get involved for a moment. The podcast was done mainly with little tongue in the cheek and certainly not everything we talked about there was mean. seriously.”
Looking back, it was naive of him to think that you would be able to hear him or rate him well. “I can assure you: so far no coach has been split in two and no coach with this great club has ever felt that I cheated on me or anything else.”
Survival chances improved
Brandt played his best season in a Dortmund shirt under Rose. He scored nine goals and eight assists in 31 league games – after Erling Haaland (22/8) and Marco Reus (9/16) the best value for Dortmund.
However, Brandt has so far been considered a sales candidate for the summer at BVB. His performance has fluctuated since moving to BVB three years ago. And there is a lot of doubt as to whether he can make the move to become a top player and maintain a consistent high level.
According to “Bild”, Brandt’s chances of staying at Dortmund have improved significantly after Rose’s departure. Transfer is currently not up for discussion. Terzic definitely wants to work with Brandt. His contract with BVB is valid until June 30, 2024.