the Joker king Paco Alcácer or retraining to Mario Götze? To Start in the second round of the clash of two very different game types with a master of holding space in the storm centre of Borussia Dortmund. Shortly before the end of the training camp in Marbella, the skilled midfielder Götze seems to be on the for him unfamiliar Position of first choice. In view of the severe kick-off programme with games at RB Leipzig on the 19. January and two weeks later in Frankfurt, the world champion of 2014 warned his players of the danger to gamble away the comfortable lead on pursuers FC Bayern early on: “It can’t go very fast, six points are to the world.”

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Because of the with twelve hits best shooter in the League-first half of the season Alcacer is still suffering from the consequences of a muscle fiber tear, and only on the sixth day of training camp on the Costa del Sol in part, with the crew trained, he will have to be content for the time being, probably more with the Joker role. “Of course, it is my goal to be at the start of the. But if you have problems, you have to be careful,“ commented the new signing of FC Barcelona with his slow healing process.

unlike Alcácer Götze is not collected in the first half of the season as executor, but as a fighter, and preparer plus points. Although he is only a League match managed to see coach Lucien Favre to remain in as an Alternative to Alcácer. After a short exile to the stands Götze showed the right reaction, worked back into the Team and offered in the last Bundesliga game against Mönchengladbach on to have his best performance of the season. “It was very important for me, the Hinserie positive. But this is just a small stop,“ said Götze.

The club’s management keeps more pieces on the BVB-trained and FC Bayern retrieved 26-Year-old. The 2020 dated contract is to be extended according to managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke in the coming months. Even idol would love to stay. With the continued fight for a place in the starting lineup, he can make a good living. “Paco has a great quality and has already won a lot of games. Super to have him in the team.“

But to the chagrin of Coach Favre, the Spaniard is still not fully loaded. Because he rode in his two years at FC Barcelona as a Reservist, never more than five games in a row, best, reacts, his body sensitive to high load. But so far, the 25-Year-old also proved to be successful as a substitute a relentless efficiency and provided with a ten-Joker goals in a season for a Bundesliga record. Therefore, the BVB pulled the option to buy, not only in summer but in November. “It was very positive that it happened in such a short period of time. This is the Association that sets on me,“ was the Alcácer.

This trust gave wings to the new arrival. For his impressive strike rate, he has a simple explanation: “At BVB, it’s easy to score goals when you have good players on his side.” Also for its competitors, idol of the Spanish national player finds words of praise: “Without Mario, the Whole would be impossible. It is important to have more than a good player at all positions.“

According to the current state of things, the interaction of the two attackers in the back round. “When Paco comes in and a goal makes everything okay,” said Götze. With a grin he added: “Otherwise, of course.”