Young goalkeeper Mitch Langerak admits he is learning plenty at German club Borussia Dortmund.
The 22-year old former Melbourne Victory gloveman is currently trying his luck in Europe with the German Bundesliga outfit and says things are progressing well, even though he is yet to make a first team appearance.
“I’m training on different things here where back in Melbourne I was playing regularly in front of fantastic supporters and at a big club,” Langerak told Australian Football Weekly of his continued development.
“Here we train a bit more but I’m still working on different things and hopefully I can become a better keeper. I’m working on technical things like shot-stopping and crossing and kicking.”
Langerak knows he is not going to be given an easy run at Dortmund but feels he has already learnt enough to make an impression if he is called on.
“I don’t think I’ll get a run this season just to give me a chance,” he added, indicating current number one Roman Weidenfeller has a monopoly on the goalkeeping position.
“If there’s an injury or suspension to the first choice then I’ll play but it’s so cutthroat over here they want to win every game, so it’s important to have your best team out there.
“But it was good to play the pre-season friendlies and get used to the boys and I’m ready to play if called upon.”