Witsel is very happy as a Dortmund player

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - JANUARY 19: Axel Witsel of Dortmund celebrates the opening goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund at Red Bull Arena on January 19, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Karina Hessland-Wissel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Belgian midfielder is enjoying his time with the German Bundesliga leaders and is hopeful he can lift a trophy at the end of the season.

Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel joined Borussia Dortmund this season.

And he’s enjoying his time with the German Bundesliga leaders so far.

“Everything’s gone well for me,” he was quoted by the Bundesliga website.

“I’m playing for one of the biggest and greatest clubs in Europe.”

“The team, the environment, the fans… everything here is just brilliant and emotionally charged. I’m very thankful and really happy that I’m now part of this outstanding team,” he added.

“I have a lot of plans here, and I obviously want to try to win a title or two in the medium term with BVB. That’s why I play football.”

He debuted professionally in 2006 with Standard Liege in his native Belgium.

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - APRIL 21: Janik Haberer (L) of Freiburg challenges Axel Witsel of Dortmund during the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund at Schwarzwald-Stadion on April 21, 2019 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Lucien Favre delighted with Dortmund efficiency

The Borussia Dortmund manager hails the job his players did today, as they continue to race against Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.

He moved in 2011 to Portuguese club Benfica, and the next year he was playing in the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

In 2016 he spent two years with Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, and in the summer he returned to top-flight football.

“And I love the fact that the people here are so crazy about football. The whole region is mad about this club,” he said about Dortmund fans.

“We knew how hard it would be to win in Leipzig,” he commented about the team’s latest matches.

“They were unbeaten at home until we played them, and had the best defensive record in the league.”

“In contrast, we were missing a lot of center backs, and even Marco Reus at the last minute. The way we won will give us even more self-confidence,” he explained.

“Although they were three big points, we can’t let up even slightly. Hannover will be hard enough. They’re fighting for survival, and in the first game against them we only managed a draw.”