Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has praised the hardworking ethic of Adnan Januzaj and feels he is on the right path in his career.
The 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes in Dortmund’s win in the Europa League on Thursday night against Krasnodar and clearly made a real impression on Tuchel.
Speaking about Januzaj after the game, Tuchel said: “He’s done well, is very dedicated + hardworking. He’s on a good path.”
Januzaj was also praised for his quality in possession and his versatility on the pitch, so all in all he had an excellent full debut for Dortmund.
Tuchel: Januzaj played with urgency. We utilized him in the center,on "the 9", on the wing. He is very assured on the ball. #BVBFKK
— Stefan Buczko (@StefanBuczko) September 17, 2015
Manchester United fans know about Januzaj’s quality and it’s great to see Tuchel spotting that potential straight away in the young Belgian.
While Januzaj is unlikely to force his way into the starting XI at Dortmund just yet, all he can personally do is keep performing whenever the opportunity arises – much like he did on Thursday night in their Europa League clash.
Imagine how good Januzaj could be for United next season if he spends a year on loan, getting regular top level game time under his belt? He’d have the potential to be fantastic, so United fans are certainly it works out that way.