Former BVB player Michael Rummenigge has criticized coach Marco Rose for the line-up in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 defeat at Hertha BSC.
“If a Hummels fails and a Zagadou sits on the bench and plays Pongracic – I can’t keep up. For me it’s the system question of the line-up,” said Rummenigge in a one-two Sport1.
Rose had bet on bench press Marin Pongracic and Axel Witsel for central defense in Berlin. Both players showed a poor performance. Dan-Axel Zagadou came on for Witsel in the 72nd minute.
“You completely lost the thread immediately after half-time,” said Rummenigge about the Dortmund team’s performance and named Julian Brandt as a negative example: “He was a great player in the first half of the season and then made two hair-raising mistakes.”
Rummenigge also criticizes Schulz
Rummenigge also doesn’t like the moderate Nico Schulz, who came to BVB from TSG Hoffenheim in 2019 for 25 million euros and had to make way for Raphael Guerreiro in the 71st minute.
“He made five good Bundesliga games, that’s enough for 25 million euros today. He can’t even begin to replace Guerreiro,” rumbled the 57-year-old, who wore the BVB jersey from 1988 to 1993.
At the halfway point of the season, Dortmund are in second place with 34 points. However, front runner Bayern Munich already has nine points more on their account.