An incendiary speech by BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke apparently shook up the team after the 3-3 win against VfB Stuttgart. Youssoufa Moukoko surprises with his taste in music, Lothar Matthäus breaks a lance for two old stars. And in the ARD one is not satisfied with the Bundesliga program. Latest news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund.
BVB, News: Watzke fire speech shook up the team
Borussia Dortmund is currently number one in the table and can become champion on its own. That was different a week ago – but then boss Hans-Joachim Watzke (63) came: As reported by Sport Bild, he had given an incendiary speech after the sobering 3: 3 against VfB Stuttgart.
Accordingly, Watzke came into the dressing room at the beginning of the week after the VfB game and stood in front of the team. He shook the team up with the following questions: “How often does Bayern have to stumble before you realize that you can become German champion?” And: “Or don’t you want to become German champion?”
The incendiary speech worked: Bayern followed the 3-1 draw in Mainz in the team bus – and then shot Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 off the pitch.
Five games are left in the current Bundesliga season. Five wins and BVB is champion again for the first time since 2012. “I get goose bumps when I think about the championship title,” said young star Youssoufa Moukoko in an interview sky. But he warns: “We mustn’t think that far. We just have to do our things.
The 18-year-old remains motivated by a BVB anthem, which is currently rapidly increasing in popularity: “I’ll be honest, I hear every day: ‘Who will be German champion? Only BVB!’ I listen to that every day,” revealed the attacker. In the league he has seven goals and four assists in 22 appearances.
BVB, News: Lothar Matthäus breaks the lance for Reus and Hummels
Mats Hummels and Marco Reus’ contracts at Borussia Dortmund expire at the end of the season. Should the duo stay at BVB? “It’s difficult to judge from the outside,” said record national player Lothar Matthäus in an interview with the sports picture.
“From a purely sporting point of view, you don’t necessarily have to extend Reus, others have outstripped him on the pitch: Brandt, Adeyemi, Malen, Reyna. He was often injured and is of a certain age. So that’s understandable,” he analyzed. However, Reus is “Dortmunder through and through.”
Therefore, an extension is quite understandable – also with Hummels: “From BVB’s point of view, you should find the best possible solutions with Reus and Hummels: They are very important in terms of atmosphere and hierarchy. It could be right to give them a one-year contract.”
Matthäus also commented on FC Bayern – and left no good hair to Oliver Kahn. Here is the news.
BVB, News: Roman Weidenfeller ennobles Gregor Kobel
Ex-BVB keeper Roman Weidenfeller praised the current goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. “I find Gregor’s development amazing. It’s an incredible quality to come back like this after his mistake in Munich. I saw him live in Leipzig, how he immediately kept the team in the game with three saves. He’s also out in Stuttgart kept a crucial ball from an acute angle”, he praised in the sports picture.
The mistake in the game against Bayern was “human,” he emphasized: “It’s much more important that he doesn’t let himself be diverted from his path.” Kobel is “clearly” the best goalkeeper in the Bundesliga and could “shape an era” in Dortmund.
That’s why he believes he is capable of the captain’s armband: “I know that goalkeepers don’t always like to wear the armband. But Manuel Neuer has worn the captain’s armband at Bayern for years, and I also wore the armband in Dortmund when Sebastian Kehl was injured.”
BVB, News: ARD calls for more Dortmund and Bavaria for the “Sportschau”
BVB will play the next three league games on Friday, Sunday and Saturday evening. With that, the sports show in the ARD each empty – not for the first time this year. As the sports picture calculated, the football flagship can only show the two best teams in Germany in 27 of 68 possible games in the first, all other games are not started on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
“Of course it would be good for the sports show if clubs like Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern played more often on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m ARD-Sports coordinator Axel Balkausky. Especially since the two clubs are driving the number of viewers up significantly.
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