Access Anthony Modeste could be in the starting XI for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on Friday (8:30 p.m. / DAZN) in the game at SC Freiburg. “He’s full of juice. He looks healthy, very fit and hungry. So he’s a very good option for Friday,” said coach Edin Terzic on Wednesday.
The 34-year-old switched from league rivals 1. FC Köln to BVB on Monday and is to replace Sebastien Haller, who suffers from testicular cancer, in the runners-up position. “We didn’t bring him in so that he would completely change his game. He should continue the things he has shown impressively in the Bundesliga in recent years,” said Terzic.
Modeste’s commitment threatens top talent Youssoufa Moukoko with a place on the bench again. According to Terzic, this also takes pressure off the 17-year-old. “As number nine at Borussia Dortmund or another big club, you always play with a stopwatch around your neck. It’s always counted how long you don’t score a goal,” said the BVB coach. But one is satisfied with its development, which is far from over.
National player Niklas Süle (muscle injury in the front thigh) will continue to miss BVB in Freiburg. Karim Adeyemi and Salih Özcan are still open. “There is hope that they will play a role for Friday,” said Terzic, who has respect for the opponent: “The whole of Germany sees Freiburg’s development very positively in recent years. They’re just doing well.”