Jordi Osei-Tutu made his competitive return to the VfL Bochum team recently, and we got the lowdown on his comeback from his loan club.
Osei-Tutu is in Germany with Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga this season, but he had spent a while out on the sidelines as he struggled to find favour under new head coach Thomas Reis.
That changed last week, and we spoke to the people behind VfL Bochum’s official English social media accounts for an update on the right-back’s return.
Bayern Munich and FC Nuremberg
Jordi Osei-Tutu was rewarded for his hard work on the training ground with a second appearance in less than a week for VfL Bochum, having previously sat through 6 games on the bench without being called upon.
First, he made a ten-minute cameo in the DFB Pokal game against Bayern Munich, where he nearly contributed to Bochum doubling their lead before VfL succumbed to two late goals (courtesy of ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry and Bayern legend Thomas Müller) which saw them dumped out the cup.
On Monday night, against newly-relegated FC Nuremberg, Osei-Tutu played a far more pivotal role in ensuring that Bochum won their first home game of the season, moving them out of the automatic relegation spots.
Coming on with half an hour remaining and the score at 3-1, JOT was deployed at right-back and was tasked with helping the side see the game out.
He was solid at the back and also exciting going forward, a particular highlight being a forage into the attacking third where he ‘rouletted’ past two FCN players, much to the delight of the 16,000 spectators in the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.
In fine form and fitness, Jordi will look to build on his performances and appearances on Friday night, when VfL Bochum travel to St. Pauli in Hamburg, a game that many see as an early relegation six-pointer.
We’re working with VfL Bochum to bring you updates on Jordi Osei-Tutu’s progress throughout the season. Go and give their English Twitter account a follow to stay updated.