Usain Bolt showed glimpses of flair and even scored a goal in a training match during his Borussia Dortmund trial.
Borussia Dortmund could have a newjet-heeled striker in their ranks, if Usain Bolt’s trial with the club goes according to plan.
The eight-time Olympic champion, who is also rumored to be linked with Manchester United, retired last year after a turbo-charged athletics career that also included 11world titles, but is now determined to make a name for himself playing the beautiful game.
He is getting the chance to prove himself today, in a session that is open to the public, albeit with a limited capacity for spectators.
“It’s something that I want to do,” Bolt commented earlier this year.
“If they tell me I’m good enough and need a bit of training, then I’ll do it.”
If Bolt’s trial is successful, he could come face to face on a football field with the man currently keen on taking his mantle as Jamaica’s most famous sportsman, Bayer Leverkusen Winger Leon Bailey.
Usain Bolt showed glimpses of flair and even scored a goal in a training match during his Borussia Dortmund trial on Friday morning. Whether his contribution was enough to see him earn a full-time deal remains to be seen, but the Jamaican admitted he had enjoyed himself in the training session broadcast on Dortmund’s YouTube channel.
About his presence at the training ground with Dortmund players, “It was good! I had fun with the guys, they were very welcoming,” Bolt said.
A bumper crowd of 1,409 turned up at BVB’s training centre located in Dortmund-Brackel while there was unsurprisingly an increased media presence to see the 31-year-old put through his paces.
Playing alongside the likes of Christian Pulisic and Gotze, Bolt was largely in a forward role and capped his game with a terrific header into the corner of the net to a chorus of cheers.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) March 23, 2018