Borussia Dortmund's coach Edin Terzic expects international striker Karim Adeyemi to regularly play decisive games in the future.
"We just hope that it's not just a knot that has burst, but that it's a constant performance from him. Because then he will help us to achieve our goals," said Terzic after the 1-0 (0: 0) in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea.
The 21-year-old Adeyemi had decided the duel with a successful high-speed solo (63rd minute) over more than half the pitch. "Today I had goosebumps from the first minute," said the match winner after the game.
The young star came to Revier from Red Bull Salzburg last summer with great expectations and had problems at BVB in the first few months. Adeyemi has only scored two goals for BVB in 15 Bundesliga games so far.
"We must not forget that he is still a young guy," said Terzic and also recalled Adeyemi's injuries after his move. Especially after his return from the World Cup in Qatar, he worked hard on himself.
"He reported back very diligently after the World Cup. He really put his foot down there," said Terzic. "Now he's finally arrived. He's doing it really, really well at the moment. We can only hope that he stays healthy and keeps going."