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Axel Witsel is looking forward to “crazy” Atletico Madrid fans

After four years at BVB, Axel Witsel moved to the Spanish capital. Now the midfielder has justified his move to Atlético Madrid. The veteran is looking forward to the “crazy” fans of the Rojiblancos with anticipation.

At Borussia Dortmund there was no more room for Axel Witsel. At the age of 33, the 124-time national player has turned into the home straight of his career, at BVB the drop in performance was sometimes clearly visible in the past season.

But Witsel is by no means letting his career end. On the contrary: After the end of his contract in Dortmund, the defensive midfielder agreed on a cooperation with the Spanish top club Atlético Madrid, which is initially limited to one year.

“For me, Atlético is an absolute top club,” said the new signing in a video published by Atleti: “I wanted to stay at the highest level and play the Champions League. That’s why I’m here.”

Will the Belgian return to Dortmund soon?

Explosive: In the premier class, Axel Witsel could soon open with his new club in Dortmund. While the third-placed team from last season is in pot two, BVB’s ball will be in pot three on August 25 when the draw takes place. In the group phase there could be duels between Atlético and BVB.

The fact that Witsel decided for the red and white from the capital also has a lot to do with the coach Diego Simeone, who has long since become an institution at Atlético. “Cholo is one of the best coaches in the world and I wanted to work with him,” the new signing explained his move. He also learned “a lot of good things” about the club from his compatriot Yannick Carrasco: “I’m very happy to be here.”

Although the midfielder has just said goodbye to the black and yellow fans from Dortmund, Witsel is particularly looking forward to the supporters from Madrid. “I know the fans create a crazy atmosphere here. When I played with Zenit in the old stadium and with Dortmund in the new stadium, there was an incredible atmosphere. I’m looking forward to working in this stadium and feeling that atmosphere. “

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