Immobile lauds Kagawa brilliance
The Italy international has highlighted the attacking midfielder's importance for BVB, while stressing they must do better in Bundesliga after a difficult start
Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile has lauded the brilliance of team-mate Shinji Kagawa in the wake of their 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht on Wednesday.
The Japan international put in a sublime performance in Brussels which included a magical assist for Immobile's opening goal after just three minutes.
"Shinji has a lot of quality and is very important to Dortmund," Immobile told Goal .
"Kagawa gave me a great pass for my goal. He spotted my movement well and that happened a few times during the game."
The Italy international then went on to stress that BVB are on the right path in the Champions League, but made it clear that he does not see Dortmund as favourites, mentioning Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid instead.
"“Things are going well in the Champions League. We saw it again against Anderlecht with a 3-0 win. It as an important win for us. You could say that we are already nearly there.
“Our main objective now is to make it out of the group stages and then go as far as possible in the knockout stages. We have to be at 100 per cent.
“For me, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the big favourites to win the Champions League. They are two great teams."
Although Borussia Dortmund have impressed in Europe, they have been struggling domestically and Immobile has urged his team-mates to step it up a notch in the Bundesliga.
"We have made a bad start in the Bundesliga, but we have done very well in the Champions League.
"We have to up our game in Germany, because the Bundesliga is an important competition. We must start winning games."
Dortmund resume Bundesliga action on Saturday, when they host Hamburg.
By Stefan Coerts at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium
Anderlecht 0-3 Borussia Dortmund