Niklas Süle only made his Bundesliga debut at Borussia Dortmund on matchday 3, but the defender did not cut a good figure. Several Bundesliga greats criticized the appearance of the national player.
In the 62nd minute, Niklas Süle made his first appearance in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund. When the defender replaced Mats Hummels, it was still 1-0 for BVB, a short time later Raphael Guerreiro increased to 2-0, but in the end it was a historic 2-3.
Süle is not entirely to blame for this result, some experts believe. Specifically, it’s about the 3:2 by Oliver Burke after a pass from Mitchel Weiser. Süle was left behind in the attack against the Bremen attacker.
“Süle simply has to run the pass that is played in depth before the 3-2. He has to intercept it with his left or right foot. After that, Wolf also has the opportunity, but I miss the unconditional willingness to do it to prevent a shot,” said long-time Bundesliga coach Friedhelm Funkel sky.
Stefan Reuter: “Süle is not in the best condition”
A question of mentality? No, says the ex-BVB player and current head of sports at FC Augsburg, Stefan Reuter. But he also criticizes Süle: “I wouldn’t open the question of mentality just yet, but it looked to me as if Süle wasn’t in the best shape yet. You then have to defend as a team.”
Also sports1Expert and ex-Bundesliga star Stefan Effenberg struck the same note in a one-two. “I think Süle, as a left centre-back, can very well block the ball if he goes there at the right pace.”
After the long break, Süle probably still lacks the liveliness. The 26-year-old defender, who came on a free transfer from FC Bayern, was out of the first two games of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in the DFB Cup game against TSV 1860 Munich.