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Reinier Jesus: “Kaka is a player that I would like to model myself on. But I don’t want to be a second Kaka”

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The Brazilian speaks to the media about his loan move

Soccer: Bundesliga, training by Borussia Dortmund Photo by David Inderlied/picture alliance via Getty Images

Reinier Jesus spoke to Borussia Dortmund for their official website this morning, and had some interesting things to say about his future role and his loan move to BVB.

“When the option to join BVB came about, we didn’t need to think twice,” Reinier said. “BVB have a reputation for developing players. When this option came up, we knew that it would be the right one.

“I want to grow as a player and learn new things. I’d also like to continue my personal development and learn English and German. It’s important for my life going forward. I want to be successful with the club, win titles if possible, and bring the fans a lot of joy.”

It’s no secret that Reinier has been compared regularly to former Real Madrid player Kaka. Reinier addressed those comparisons:

“That [being compared to Kaka] doesn’t bring me any pressure,” Reinier said. “I want to show my football. Of course, it’s a great thing to be compared with a player like that. But I want to show what kind of football player I am.

“Kaka is a player that I would like to model myself on. But I don’t want to be a second Kaka; I want to be Reinier,”

“I like to play quickly, with short passes and one-twos. I like to help my teammates, to get them in good shooting positions or to have a go at goal myself.”