After the first team's public training session, new signing Marin Pongracic took time to answer questions from the press about his first few weeks in Black & Yellow.
Marin Pongracic on his transfer during the international break:
''The move was every bit as surprising for me as it was for everybody else. It happened so quickly. I was unbelievably happy. I hope I can make the best of it.''
…the role of head coach Marco Rose:
''He had a big role to play. He's the coach and he wanted to have me here. We spoke on the phone for about ten to 15 minutes. It was a good conversation.''
''It's a massive club and a superb team. I have the necessary sense of respect that comes with this job, but I'm not shying away and I don't want to hide. I want to keep developing and I believe Dortmund is a good step.''
…the first few weeks in Black & Yellow:
''I'm really happy. I'm fit, the team have welcomed me into the group and I've settled in nicely. We've won my first few games, which we're happy about. The mood is good overall.''
''I would like to play as much as possible, become more mature in my playing style and do the best I can at this level.''
…the prospects for after the loan deal:
''To begin with I am here until the end of the season and I will do my best to stay here afterwards. But now I'm just looking from week to week. I've had a good start and I want to keep going in the same vein.''
Transcribed by Christina Reinke