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Batshuayi happy with Dortmund move due to love of Spongebob, Batman

Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Cologne vs Borussia Dortmund in Cologne, western Germany, on February 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Patrik STOLLARZ / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050


Michy Batshuayi enjoyed a stellar debut with Borussia Dortmund on Friday, netting a brace in a 3-2 win over 1. FC Koln just a couple days after joining the team on loan from Chelsea.

Though he was denied a hat-trick by Koln goalkeeper Timo Horn, Batshuayi was still all smiles after the match and affirmed he was quite pleased with his move because the team’s colours rank high among his favourites – and for good reason.

“I am very, very happy to be here,” Batshuayi said after the win, as quoted by the Bundesliga website. “I love Borussia Dortmund. Black and yellow are my favourite colours, because I love Batman and Spongebob Squarepants.”

Indeed, the 24-year-old has never shied away from his affinity for those classic cartoon characters, sharing that love on social media while referring to himself with the nickname “Batsman.”

But for the Belgium international, a move to Dortmund also offers a chance to find regular playing time ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer.

“I’m very happy to score but the most important thing is the victory,” Batshuayi said after the match. “I want to give my all to go up in the league, reach the Champions League and keep winning games.”

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