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BVB, news and rumours: Watzke explains the separation from Tuchel



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Borussia Dortmund’s managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke in a documentary about the reasons for the separation from Thomas Tuchel in 2017. Patrick Owomoyela defended top youngster Jude Bellingham. All news and rumors about BVB at a glance.

BVB, News: Watzke explains the separation from Tuchel in 2017

After the former BVB trainer Thomas Tuchel hired as a trainer at Dortmund’s rival FC Bayern, Borussia Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke in the sky-Documentation “The Attack – Attack on BVB” about the separation of Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Tuchel. He also cited the bomb attack on the BVB bus two months earlier (April 11, 2017) as the reason for the separation.

“A lot broke there – in many areas. A lot broke between the coach and me,” he described the situation, “otherwise there probably wouldn’t have been a separation in the summer.” At that time, BVB had to play in the Champions League again just one day after the bomb attack – they lost 2:3 against AS Monaco.

Tuchel criticized the early game after such an experience right after the defeat: “We would have liked more time to process it. We didn’t get that time,” explained the current Bayern coach at the time. But Watzke continues to defend his decision. The only options were to play or withdraw from the competition. “Politicians also had the expectation that you would not bow to a terrorist attack,” he said, describing the difficult situation.

BVB, News: Owomoyela defends Jude Bellingham

Dietmar Hamann recently directed sharp criticism at BVB top star Jude Bellingham. Now ex-Dortmunder Patrick Owomoyela jumps to his side. The criticism was “totally exaggerated”, as he told Bild. He admits that Bellingham’s behavior is the “reason” for “some people to be carried away into expressing this criticism”. But the sharpness of the criticism is not appropriate.

“He knows that he needs the team and the fans, that’s his game,” explained the former BVB defender, “he sees himself in no way as the sun around which all the planets at BVB revolve.” In general, the criticism of Bellingham is inappropriate, because “this is a young man who has just arrived at the top of European football and is finding his way around there”. You should have a little more look at the 19-year-old superstar.

BVB, rumours: Possible Dortmund signing booed

Ramy Bensebaini is said to have been about to move to Borussia Dortmund a year ago. As can be seen from consistent media reports, a free transfer from the Algerian to BVB is now imminent. Loud SoccerTransfers he is said to have already signed his contract in Dortmund.

The supporters of his current club Borussia Mönchengladbach apparently received this news with great rejection. Before the Bundesliga game against VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 27, Bensebaini received whistles from the crowd when his name was mentioned in the Gladbach line-up. In any case, the foals are not expected to remain. “It was always the case that we gave up players,” explained Gladbach’s sporting director Roland Virkus. That’s why you have to plan for players like Ramy Bensebaini to leave the club – “and we’re doing that,” he concluded.

BVB, News: No more puppy protection!

Despite a real chance in the fight for the title, Borussia Dortmund does not dare to give the championship as a clear goal. For Sébastien Haller, the protection of puppies must come to an end. Also: There is no alternative to extending the contract with Raphael Guerreiro. The findings after BVB’s 2-1 victory over Union Berlin.

BVB vs. FC Bayern Munich: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga

Gameday BVB FC Bayern
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)