Wout Weghorst

Wout Weghorst a prolific striker with a mission

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Wout Weghorst, the 28-year-old Dutchman, is on to a good start this season. Weghorst is highly talented and effective on the pitch for Wolfsburg, too.

Weghorst’s statistics are phenomenal. Scoring 54 goals in 101 games in all competitions.12 goals in 17 matches in the Bundesliga this season, surpassing Wolfsburg record held by the Brazilian wonder, Grafite, for 11 goals in 16 games. Meaning, he scored a goal in every two games.

Rumours about leaving Wolfsburg

With a pedigree for success, it was only a matter of time before rumours in media circles linked Weghorst to a Premier league club like Tottenham Hotspur.

Wolfsburg fans who adore the 1.97m, lanky Weghorst, wonder not how but when he will leave, if the rumours are true. In a sky interview, Weghorst emphasized in logical terms, “my focus lies in Wolfsburg and in the scoring of goals”.

Sports Managing Director of Wolfsburg, Jörg Schmadtke in Aktuellen Sportstudio, remains confident that Weghorst will stay because of contract obligations. Adding, he only gets questions about a transfer from journalists, not from other clubs.

Weghorst engages in self reflection

Weghorst engages in self-reflection all the time to improve his craft. He said in an interview with Wolfsburger Allgemeine, “if I look only at this season alone, I am satisfied. But I think you never stop learning, you can always improve further”.

Weghorst finds it important to score headers and does the homework all the time. The result- he is a better player. Call him an all rounder, who experiences flow on the pitch.

Family orientation cornerstone for success

He comes from a family that is goal oriented. Weghorst set out to be a professional player and became one despite the ardours journey. The elder brother is the director of the family business and younger brother is a pilot.

Weghorst is two goals shy of achieving his mission of 14 goals this season. The 12th goal against Mainz is spectacular because he came into the match with knee pains.

Wolfsburg have a potent striker in Weghorst in the Bundesliga. I hope he stays a little while in the Bundesliga.