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Aussie keeper Langerak eyeing Dortmund spot

Mitch Langerak insists he wants to be Borussia Dortmund's number one goalkeeper.

The 25-year old Australian is currently the German clubs back-up to veteran Roman Weidenfeller but says he has his eyes firmly set on deposing the 33-year old.

Langerak, who is in the mix for a Socceroos World Cup spot, told Spox: "I want to be Dortmund's number one, there's no question about that. That's the goal.

"I work towards the fact that one day I'm convinced the coach (Juergen Klopp) will have faith in me in goal.

"Whether that will be in five days or five weeks or, to exaggerate, in five years - it's only because of me."

But the former Melbourne Victory youngster is well aware he must remain patient in order to grab the mantle of BVB's number one.

"A goalkeeper has to wait and be patient… so I continue to wait for my chance and try to become a better and better goalkeeper and to develop myself in all respects," he added.

"It was perfectly clear to me that it wasn't going to be easy at Dortmund so it is no more difficult for me now, than when I started here.

"I have totally accepted the situation and it will remain so. I'm really happy at Borussia Dortmund as a number two."

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