Wolfsburg coach Andries Jonker said he has been impressed with “physical” Liverpool loanee Divock Origi after he injured an under-23 player in his first outing for the Bundesliga side.
Belgium international Origi, 22, joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan from Liverpool on deadline day and, ahead of his expected debut in the derby with Hannover on Saturday, he was given a run-out against Wolfsburg’s U23 side in an inter-squad friendly.
“One of the amateurs ran at him, and that lad was injured,” Wolfsburg coach Andries Jonker said with a chuckle. “He’s definitely one who can use his body, and who is physical.”
Wolfsburg secured Origi’s signature despite saying they faced competition from “more than 20 clubs.”
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.