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Reinier gets praise from Dortmund’s coach and football director

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It seems that the young attacker could be backing up Erling Haaland in the short term.

Real Madrid’s new signing Reinier Jesus Carvalho’s presentation Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Real Madrid wonder kid Reinier Jesus completed his two-year loan deal to Borussia Dortmund this week and both the coach and the football director for the German side have talked about the young talent.

“Reinier is not afraid. When someone makes the move to Europe and join Real Madrid being 18 years old you can assume he’s not afraid. He has confidence in himself and knows what he’s capable of,” said Dortmund’s Director Michael Zorc.

Zorc also said that Reinier still needs to develop his game, which likely indicates that he will not be expected to start many games early in his loan deal.

“He’s strong, he’s a very complete player. He still needs to grow and develop his talent, but he has the potential to be a top player. He will interpret Haaland’s role in a different way. He fits the game played in Europe and Germany,” concluded Zorc.

Then, it was time for Dortmund’s coach Lucien Favre to speak about his new player.

“From what I’ve seen he’s a very good offensive player, and also finishing plays. He’s still 18 years old and has many things to improve, we have to be patient with our young players,” said Favre, who will have to find a balance between competing for trophies while also developing the talent he has at his disposal.

Real Madrid fans should be excited about Reinier but they will also need to stay patient during his two-year loan deal. If Reinier can find consistency in his first season, then he will be expected to make a big impact in his second and final season for Dortmund.