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Not Surprised By How Good He Is - Dortmund Coach On Michy Batshuayi

17 February 2018, 11:15 | Stacy Ballard

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Michy Batshuayi Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund are expected to try and secure Batshuayi on a permanent basis this summer having only signed him for six months on deadline day.

The Belgium global completed a loan move from Chelsea at the end of the January transfer window, as he looks to strengthen his chances of featuring at the World Cup.

Two goals from Slovenian midfielder Josip Ilicic put the Italians ahead but Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea, equalised shortly after.

Dortmund hadn't won in eight previous appearances and only joined the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group.

In doing so, he has now outstripped his predecessor at the club in terms of making a scoring start.

Batshuayi joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on loan replacing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the rest of the 2017-18 season at the end of January.

Michy Batshuayi has opened up about his frustrating time at Chelsea, claiming he "did not have a good time" at the Premier League giants.

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"Things are looking good".

Dortmund coach Peter Stoger did not hide his enthusiasm about BVB's latest additions, telling his postmatch news conference: "Michy is a true goal scorer". Trailing to Marin Tomasov's seventh-minute goal, the Portuguese side then scored three goals in 11 second-half minutes.

"We were up 2-1 and should have done it a bit better".

The Belgian striker threatens to add more goals in Sunday's German league match at Borussia Moenchengladbach, who have lost their last three games without scoring.

Mario Balotelli's brace had given the hosts a two-goal cushion, but Fernandes pulled one back from the spot and Nice's Racine Coly saw red for fouling Ari.

Valere Germain's double and a Florian Thauvin effort gave Marseille a 3-0 first-leg win against Braga, while Sporting Lisbon came from behind to win 3-1 at Astana in the early kick-off. It's clearly evident that Batshuayi's real talent is oozing at Dortmund, where he now feels very much at home.

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