Usain Bolt to train with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on Friday


A year ago, Ricky Simms, the agent of Usain Bolt, revealed that the eight-time Olympic gold medallist had received trial offers from a dozen soccer clubs.

He was proud of the header he scored in a practice game, but admits having much to learn. Bundesliga will be broadcasting the session on Facebook. "I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won't be going easy on them!"

Usain Bolt said in an Italian TV interview Wednesday that his trial with Borussia Dortmund will begin Thursday. "It's something that I've used over the years, actually playing with my friends and stuff, so it's something that I'm just looking forward to".

Some analysts believe Bolt's tryout is a marketing stunt by Puma, who are shareholders and merchandise suppliers for the German club.

"I've heard a lot about the fans here - that really was an experience".

REUTERSUsain Bolt says his dream would be to play for Manchester United
REUTERSUsain Bolt says his dream would be to play for Manchester United

Bolt: My next aim is to get into football.

"I was working hard out there, I wanted to play my best, move and give the guys options".

"[Neymar missing the World Cup] would be a big dampener on the team", he said.

The training was live streamed and even open to some of the public.

The Jamaican told reporters Dortmund were incredibly welcoming and that it was "overwhelming" to train in a stadium that can hold up to 81,000 people. "We've played much better, so it's all about improvement and getting better players and getting the players to play better together". I'm really trying to make it professionally, so I have to play at a high level. To put in more work and get fit. "I hope to see you one day, and let's do this challenge!" The match is aimed at supporting children in danger all around the world.

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