After years of lobbying professional soccer clubs on social media, Usain Bolt took his first step towards making his dream a reality.
Bolt trained with Germany’s Borussia Dortmund this week and it’s being reported that the 100-meter world record holder and 8-time Olympic gold medalist actually didn’t look out of place. Bolt arrived at Dortmund’s training grounds on Thursday and took part in all the drills and exercises with the team, even scoring on a penalty kick in one of them.
The 31-year-old claims he’s deadly serious about making a professional team.
“I’ve talked to the club and I told them that I’m really serious about this,” Bolt said, according to goal.com. “So they said I should come back for a longer period, do some more training and then they can assess me and tell me what level I can play at…I think overall I will give myself probably a seven out of 10…I’m really trying to make it professionally, I’d like to continue training with them, getting more experience, getting better and hopefully signing. You never know.”
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Stoger says Bolt has some work to do but does show some talent.
“I think he is talented.” Stoger said. “If he wants to prevail in at a high level, there is still a lot to do, because the physique is quite different in his sport compared to football.”