He was supposed to be Liverpool FC’s marquee big-money signing last summer, however, Henrikh Mikhitaryan opted to sign for Borussia Dortmund instead, disappointing a long list of suitors who were after his signature.
Whilst his new club have enjoyed a fairly mixed start to the new campaign, he has now come out to perhaps give a reason as to why he may have joined the beaten Champions League finalists.
His attraction to Dortmund, it seems, was the brand of football that Jürgen Klopp’s team plays:
“Since we played with Shakhtar in the Champions League against BVB I’ve watched all Dortmund games on TV”.
He also believes that Dortmund will contribute to his growth as a player, enthusing,
“BVB have not only played fantastic football, but football that suits me. I thought this was a team where I can grow and develop.”
The Armenian playmaker wanted a club that he would feature regularly for, as opposed to warming the bench, stating:
“I have come to Dortmund to and not to sit on the bench as might initially have been the case in England.”
Refreshingly, Mkhitaryan also confirmed he was not motivated by Euros, but by his desire to play football because to him, football is above anything else.
“Money is not so important in football. There’s only room for football. I live football, think football, feel football and if I play well, the money comes anyway.”