shooting star Jadon Sancho expects “many endings”, managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke a “strong FC Bayern”. Autumn Champions Borussia Dortmund with a lot of respect, but also great anticipation in the back round of the Bundesliga. Before the end of the training camp in Marbella on Saturday all Involved for the attack to feel on the master title equipped. “The situation is not bad,” said Mario Götze, with reference to the Six-point lead of the autumn master, “but we know that we face a great challenge. For us, there will be no game of more, which is important.“
Under perfect conditions with plenty of sunshine, spring temperatures, and impeccable training courses prepared coach Lucien his Team Favre is good for a week in two daily units on the back of the round start with two heavy away tasks in Leipzig (19. January) and Frankfurt (2. February) the first three game days before. Training guest Marcus Sorg was impressed. “I’ve seen a lot of speed, a lot of quality and a lot of discipline. The Chance for BVB to become masters, is not as high as long,” said the assistant of national coach Joachim Löw, the “Ruhr Nachrichten”.
But with all the positive impressions, not everything went in Spain, according to Plan. Various professionals like Paco Alcácer, Thomas Delaney or Roman Bürki, only to rise after a few days into team training.Biggest worries for Marco Reus and Manuel Akanji. Reus was due to ongoing stomach problems only in the first two days, had to pause after that, but. A blood test to provide more information about the cause of the disease. To the relief of Favre, the captain was able to train the day before the return flight at least slightly. “He will be well again. Its use at the start of the second is not at risk,“ said Michael Zorc. Still unclear is how long defense chief Manuel Akanji fails. The doctors advise a surgery on her hip, threatening the Swiss with a long Pause.
In this case, wants to repair the BVB. Actually only planned for the summer in exchange for the 19-year-old Argentine Leonardo Balerdi (Boca Juniors) is probably preferred. According to “Bild” and “Kicker” to the talent of the defense in the next week in Dortmund arrive, and around 14 million euros in costs. The did not want to confirm Zorc on Friday, however: “There is nothing to report.”
In the three test matches in Spain against Fortuna Düsseldorf (3:2), Willem II Tilburg (3:2), and Feyenoord Rotterdam (2:1) revealed the BVB again, deficiencies in the game against deep standing teams. Not least for this reason, Favre put in the training units, great value, quick passing game, and a lot of willingness to run. “We need to be aware of the fact that we have achieved nothing yet. With a good half of the season you’ve won nothing,“ said goalkeeper Bürki. After the last Test against Rotterdam Coach Favre, drew a positive conclusion: “It was a good training camp. Fortunately, there were no new injuries, we’ve had enough.“
Despite the comfortable lead club boss Watzke does not see the BVB, but the people of Munich as a favorite: “Because I let myself be talked into believing anything else. I expect in the back round of a very strong Bayern.“ According to his estimates, a blessing and a curse is the splendid first half of the season for Borussia, “at the same time,”: “The result is that the expectation is very large. And to that we must now see that we have this expectation in this structure, which is still young and fragile, can also meet. Since we are a bit Driven by our rapid success.“