Fortuna Dusseldorf: After World Cup 1st league! Ao Tanaka dreams of a great season – 2nd Bundesliga

Ao Tanaka (23) has big plans!

He has just signed with Fortuna until 2025 after the club took the option to buy the Japanese (BILD reported). The 1 million fee is a bargain for the defensive midfielder.

Mix up the World Cup and get promoted – Tanaka dreams of a great season!

Tanaka is looking forward to the World Cup in Qatar at the end of November: “Also because we’re playing against Germany in the preliminary round!” He has always played for Japan in the last seven international matches. There’s a good chance he’ll be at the World Cup.

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On top of that. Tanaka refreshingly bold: “Of course we want to move up with Fortuna next season!”

If Tanaka plays like he did last time, where he scored his first goal for Düsseldorf in the 3-0 win against Rostock, the chances are not bad here either.

However: Despite all his talent, Tanaka needed some time to arrive in Düsseldorf. He often didn’t look fresh. No wonder, he has been in constant use for a year and a half: “That’s a problem.” That’s why home leave is the order of the day after the season.

The summer vacation was canceled last season because he played at the Olympics in his home country shortly after his transfer to Fortuna and finished fourth. Now he has to recharge his batteries – for the World Cup and promotion with Fortuna.

Hennings and Zimmermann flat

Meanwhile, Fortuna is limping into the final games of the season!

Matthias Zimmermann (29) stopped training on Tuesday with an injury to his right foot after a duel with Kuba (24). Rouwen Hennings (34) wasn’t even on the pitch. But it shouldn’t have hit him badly. Daniel Ginczek (31) also had ankle problems.

Friday against Darmstadt (6.30 p.m. / Sky) Jordy de Wijs (27 / broken rib), Marcel Sobottka (27 / bruised rib), Adam Bodzek (36 / problems after a broken rib) and Khaled Narey (27 / bruised rib) will certainly be missing.

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