Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa had “a dream debut” by scoring two goals in three minutes after coming on for his Besiktas debut in a 6-2 win over Antalyaspor in the Turkish football league on Sunday.
Kagawa came off the bench late to strike twice. He scored his first goal in the Turkish club in the 19th second after entering the game at the 81st minute and scored the second goal two minutes later from a free kick.
After the match, he told reporters: “It was a dream debut. Now, we will get ready for the next match”, he said. “In every match, my only aim will be to win. Let’s see how successful I am at delivering results. That’s really going to be all that matters”, Kagawa added.
Besiktas is third
Besiktas, third in the Turkish Super Lig, has reportedly agreed to a €1.6-million ($1.8 million) loan fee for Kagawa, with the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Kagawa played only two league games for Dortmund this season.
He had been publicly seeking a transfer to Spain after being unable to beat out club captain Marco Reus, who has proven pivotal in Borussia’s pursuit of their first Bundesliga title in seven seasons.
Kagawa, who turns 30in March, moved to Dortmund from J. League side Cerezo Osaka in July2010 and contributed to back-to-back Bundesliga titles. He spent two lackluster seasons with Manchester United before returning to Dortmund in 2014.