BVB idol Jürgen Kohler broke a lance for Bayern. Stefan Effenberg commits himself to one master. In the event of winning the title, the pros at Borussia Dortmund will apparently receive a bonus in the millions. Dedê highlights two Dortmund players positively. You can find all the news and rumors about BVB here.
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BVB, News: Jürgen Kohler complains about “cheap polemics” against FC Bayern
Jürgen Kohler wants Borussia Dortmund to be champions, but also advocates fair dealings with FC Bayern Munich. “What I don’t like at all at the moment is the malice that Bayern are being poured over,” said the 1990 world champion, who celebrated championships with both clubs, in an interview with the Cologne City Gazette.
“One shouldn’t forget that they were the ones who held up the flag for German football for years – worldwide,” argued Kohler. “And where would the Bundesliga be without Bayern in the five-year UEFA ranking? There’s too much cheap polemics for me.” Nevertheless, he emphasized, after ten years of Bayern dominance, another champion would “also be good for the entire Bundesliga”.
BVB, News: Stefan Effenberg relies on Dortmund – “They’ll get the thing”
Stefan Effenberg firmly expects Borussia Dortmund to win the title. “They still have to do their homework, but they won’t let that go,” said the 54-year-old in an interview with the Munich flag/tz: “The whole city will be electrified, they’ll be carried. I can decide accordingly. They’ll get the thing.”
Dortmund is currently two points ahead of Bayern Munich and could break the record champions’ dominance with a win on Saturday (3:30 p.m.) against FSV Mainz 05. One reason for this is the lack of consistency in Munich. “But nobody was there when Bayern showed weakness. Dortmund finally managed to do that,” said Effenberg: “Another 90 minutes and then they did something really, really big.”
At Bayern, who play parallel to Dortmund at 1. FC Köln, the former Munich player misses “the conviction, the charisma, the statements”. After losing the DFB Cup and the Champions League, Bayern are facing their first untitled season since 2012. “But maybe it’s also good to fail miserably on Saturday to sharpen your senses for what you have to do again, so that it gets better in the next few years,” said Effenberg: “If you become champions without any problems, it will eventually be a sure-fire success. The phase that is coming now is extremely important in order to position the club for the future.”
Even if Bayern win the title, there would have to be “serious” changes, according to Effenberg, who is certain Bayern “will certainly recover quickly and come back much stronger than last season”.
BVB, rumor: Dortmund professionals beckons millions in premium for the title
The ninth championship title in the club’s history would also be financially sweetened for the Borussia Dortmund pros. sports1 reports a bonus of seven to eight million euros that is to be paid out according to game shares in the event of winning the title in the Bundesliga. The Picture-Zeitung estimates slightly less at six million euros.
Hectic negotiations were not necessary for this. “To be honest, we clarified the issue of bonuses eight months ago,” said sports director Sebastian Kehl. “In the last few days it hasn’t been an issue at all. Things have been discussed. No one has approached me to raise this issue again.”
Negotiations took place between Kehl and club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke on the BVB side and the team council with captain Marco Reus, Mats Hummels and Jude Bellingham.
BVB, News: Dedê singles out two Dortmund professionals
Next Saturday, FC Bayern could break the long-standing dominance of FC Bayern and crown themselves as German champions for the ninth time. According to BVB legend Dedê, two Dortmund players in particular played a particularly large part in this success.
On the one hand, the Brazilian called Mats Hummels, who was “the best central defender” he “ever saw”. “His tackles, his presence, how he handles the ball, that’s absolutely great. His character is also outstanding. When he wasn’t playing, he didn’t complain, he was fully behind the team,” Dedê told den Ruhr news.
At the same time, the Brazilian named Sébastien Haller, who played “extremely well after his fight against cancer”.
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