Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan has said he is eager to have a place in Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up when they take on his former club Werder Bremen next week in the Bundesliga.
“I hope I could help my team beat Bremen. It’s a crucial game and we want to win to stay on our fast track,” he was quoted as saying on Dortmund’s official website on Monday.
“Winning eight consecutive away matches is proof our strength,” he added.
Zidan made his first appearance, for the first time after seven-month injury layoff, last week against Karpaty Lviv in the Europa League.
He missed last Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Nurnberg, but the 28 year-old striker isn’t worried about losing his place in the squad.
“I am not worried at all. First, I need to totally recover my fitness,” he said.
Dortmund are now toping the Bundesliga table with 40 points, ten points ahead of second-placed Mainz.