The sign is clear – and it hurts more than the defeat itself …
For the first time in two years after the outbreak of the pandemic, more than 80,000 fans were allowed into the stadium against Leipzig. They came full of anticipation, but many left disappointed after 75 minutes.
Because they are tired of the BVB who has to change his target for the season as soon as possible after this 1:4 hit at the latest.
Because not only Bavaria disappeared from view. Meanwhile, Leipzig and Leverkusen have turned to the fast track and want – and can – even challenge Borussia for second place.
Five goals conceded at home against Bayer, four now against RB right-back makes it even more clear: Dortmund’s dilemma is primarily defensive!
The attacker wins the matches and the defense wins the championships. So what’s the point of a goalscorer like Erling Haaland if there’s plenty of ground behind him?
Equally clear: Borussia is not a real team at the moment. But a group of ball artists who, due to personal problems, meet a little on the series. Mats Hummels and Emery have been too slow – just like Marco Reus, Julian Brandt or Mo Daoud – under pressure for the World Cup. In order for them to remain there in Qatar, they must persuade. Instead, they serve a mixture.
In addition to the ongoing discussions about the future of Haaland, who will not be in Dortmund anymore. On the one hand, they weigh down the Norwegians, on the other hand, they increasingly annoy black and yellow fans.
And in the middle coach Marco Rose, who is looking for solutions. But it is rarely found. His regime in the break against Leipzig – from a three-man series to a four-man series – turned out to be a failure.
The truth is: BVB has to save itself in the Champions League this season and then make a change in the summer.
A heavy package that new sporting director and Zorc successor Sebastian Kehl must endure…
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