Fail with a strong home opponent like SC Freiburg? No shame However, the manner in which Borussia Dortmund lost on Saturday gives reason to believe that BVB remains constantly inconsistent even under the direction of Marco Rose. A comment.
“If we stay stable and are there when it matters, a lot is possible.”
That’s what Marco Reus said after the intoxicating 5-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Bundesliga opener about BVB’s title chances. Hoping everything will get better this time. Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that. A week later, any title euphoria in Dortmund is gone again, because BVB does not remain stable, but the master of inconsistency.
1: 2 at SC Freiburg. Sure, the Breisgauers are traditionally uncomfortable to play on and even like to cause problems for the industry leader FC Bayern in their own stadium, but BVB once again defeated itself in an unnecessary way on Saturday. As has been the case in previous years, especially when it comes to supposedly compulsory tasks such as against Augsburg, Mainz or Freiburg.
BVB loses – and again against themselves
Appearances in which black and yellow always made too little of his factual and visible superiority in terms of ball possession and number of chances and regularly invited his opponents to score goals with capital errors of concentration.
“Two stupid mistakes” led to the goals conceded on Saturday, as defender Manuel Akanji insisted. And in front Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham and Co. left the best chances.
“That can just happen,” Akanji scolded. But it does. Over and over again. Regardless of those standing on the lawn. Regardless of who is in the coaching zone. Ball game wonder bag Borussia Dortmund.
On good days, able to conjure up the most powerful and spectacular football in Germany on the floor. To bring them to their knees on less good days with the simplest means – disciplined room layout and duel management.
BVB: It’s also about football quality
Before leaving for the Black Forest, Marco Rose had emphasized that “everything” was right in the team, especially when it came to “ambition, mentality, healthy potential for aggression”. It is possible, and this also became clear on Saturday, in addition to the mentality discussion that has been going on for ages, but also about football quality.
To find solutions to low-lying opponents who don’t want the ball. In particular, the game on the outside – especially on the right – currently only offers Bundesliga average. As heir to Jadon Sancho, no miracles can (yet) be expected from newcomer Donyell Malen.
In the short term, it takes a fit Raphael Guerreiro, a fit Thorgan Hazard and actually a new, forward-thinking right-back to eradicate the offensive deficits. Not to mention the tightly staffed central defense, which has to act as quickly as possible again with the best cast. Otherwise, BVB does not have what it takes to be a Bayern hunter this season.
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