Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund 2022-23 HIC 16:9Getty

Jude Bellingham's coming of age, Marco Reus' return & the six reasons why Borussia Dortmund have become Europe's form team of 2023

"Finally, Dortmund shows the right mentality week in, week out. They have players who work hard, fight and leave their soul on the pitch."

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus' words to Sky Sports in February highlighted an incontrovertible fact: Borussia Dortmund are well and truly back.

After several years of mediocrity in the post-Jurgen Klopp era, a consistent streak has finally been rediscovered under Edin Terzic, who is now overseeing an assault on three different trophy fronts.

After recording nine wins at the start of 2023 in the Bundesliga, Dortmund are sitting joint-top alongside holders Bayern. They've scored 24 goals during that sequence while only shipping eight at the other end – both leading statistics in the division.

They are also the only team in Europe to have won all of their competitive matches since the turn of the year, having seen off Bochum in the DFB-Pokal and beaten Chelsea 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.

Something special is brewing at Signal Iduna Park and GOAL is here to examine the key reasons behind their remarkable resurgence...

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