Lucien Favre had the usual left. Even though the Team is without several Stars in the group final of the Champions League on Tuesday (21.00 in F. A. Z.-Liveticker zur Champions League and DAZN) in the case of AS Monaco, said the Dortmund coach in the evening before the match Confidence. Even without guarantees of success, such as Marco Reus, Axel Witsel and Jadon Sancho, he keeps his Team strong enough, the true minimal chance to win the group: “I’m absolutely not Worried. Even if a couple of players missing, we have a very, very good team,“ said the football-teacher at the Monday evening before the final training session at the stadium Louis II.
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The departure of the team on Monday morning from Dortmund to the Sunny Côte d’azur, there was some autograph-hunters, and long faces. Reus (thigh), Thomas Delaney (calf), Jacob Bruun Larsen and Lukasz Piszczek (both knee problems), as well as Dan-Axel Zagadou (Fußstauchung) were injured. In addition, coach Lucien Favre refused to Sancho, who flew because of the death of his grandmother to England, and Witsel to be protected. “So the Rotation this season is not down the Empire. But some of the players had to drag in the last few weeks,“ said Sebastian Kehl, the head of the BVB-license game Department, the tag.
Despite the big changes in the squad, club chief Hans-Joachim Watzke took, the crew in the duty. For all the joy over the much-celebrated Derby win on Saturday when FC Schalke 04, and the continued flight of the ends of the BVB CEO called for a further show of strength. “The Fans may like to celebrate. But we should not break out in triumph howls, but at Monaco and the rest of the games.“
for a short breather for the service providers makes a lot of sense. Reus felt on the Saturday after the Derby victory fatigue: “You don’t realize so slowly that the force is like at the beginning of the season.” In addition, three more League games against Bremen, Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach in the short time until Christmas. However, after evaluation of the former Dortmunder professionals Kehl also the B should be-Eleven competitive. He relies on the ambition of the reservists: “We still go with a very energetic team in the game. Some have a huge Chance to make again.“
already for the second round qualified Borussia, however, help protect needed. The current group of first-Atlético Madrid (12 points) at the third club Brugge (5) no victory, and would pull over to the BVB (10) with a victory over the still winless tail light AS Monaco (1) of the Spaniards. In this case, remained the turf club at the draw for the quarter-finals on 17. December, radio stations as well as the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid saves, which are already through as group winners.
The level of bygone days, is still an AS Monaco a little. The Team of the new AS-Trainer, Thierry Henry has been waiting for 13 European Cup play on a victory and is currently second-to-last in the French Ligue 1. “We have self-confidence and not. We should take advantage of,“ said goalkeeper Roman Bürki. In addition, the BVB could draw on according to Kehl from the Begeisterungaus the Revier Derby. “I hope that you will feel against Monaco.”