Nico Schulz no longer plays a role in Borussia Dortmund’s professional squad, but the left-back celebrated a surprising – and late – season debut for BVB’s U 23 on Thursday.
Officially, Nico Schulz is still part of the Borussia Dortmund squad, but coach Edin Terzic is not including the left-back in the matchday line-up. The 29-year-old is only training with the professionals and has no prospects of playing. Schulz knew very early on in the pre-season that he would not play a role in the plans. However, since he did not find a new club, he remained with the Black and Yellows beyond the end of the transfer window.
More 3rd division appearances could soon follow
Surprisingly, Schulz now celebrated his late season debut. In the 4-2 defeat against Dutch first division side Go Ahead Eagles Deventer, the former international was in the starting eleven before being substituted during the second half. According to the Ruhr Nachrichten, a decision will soon be made on whether he will continue to play for BVB’s second team, which plays in the 3rd division.
There Schulz would meet another familiar face: As BVB announced on Thursday, Julian Koch will take over the co-coaching post on coach Christian Preußer’s staff with immediate effect. The former left-back, who was considered a great talent in his playing days but only made two Bundesliga appearances for Borussia due to injury, had ended his career in 2019. Most recently, he was the co-coach of VfL Bochum’s U17s.