Character test successful: BVB after “bank robbery” on course

The depth of the replacement bank could become the great plus of Borussia Dortmund in the title fight.

Marco Reus took a sip of Fanta and smiled free, he was delighted about the redeeming “bank robbery” of Cologne. Nevertheless, the captain of Borussia Dortmund saw the time for a clear announcement.

“On Tuesday, in the video analysis,”we will probably all bite each other in the ass because it could have been much easier,”he reminded:”We are not yet where we see each other and where we want to go.”

logically, only to the playful. For after the hard-fought 3:1 (0:1) in the ascent, which racks with senses. FC Cologne is actually exactly where he wants to go. Table table anyway: far, far up.

And this, Although the vice-champion and self-appointed title-seeker had completely overslept after his dream start in the season against FC Augsburg (5:1) until Julian Brandt and Achraf Hakimi came from the replacement bank and immediately ignited like moon rockets.

“We can’t think that’s how it’s going to go now,” he said. Reus and snapped his fingers, “just because we got such great quality players. Only playful it will not work.”Fight, passion, will – everything came late on Friday evening, very late, and yet just early enough.

Successful character test for the BVB

How good, then, if the depth of your own bank is madness. Brandt spent five whole seconds shaking the team with a dream pass, Hakimi overpowered with his speed and beheaded the 2:1.” That’s what we’re sitting on the bench for,”Brandt modestly said. This could be a great plus, especially compared to the thinner-occupied FC Bavaria.

“We didn’t have players playing for a minute, they also had very good names on their backs,” Brandt said to the memory. Mario Godze, for example, was there, throwing himself into the night under pressure. Or fighter Thomas Delaney, the fine technician Mahmoud Dahoud, Marcel Schmelzer as an alternative to Nico Schulz, Dan-Axel Zagadou for internal defense. European champion Raphael Guerreiro was not even in the frame.

Notes and individual criticism to 1. FC Cologne v. BVB

The BVB was torn between self-criticism, relief and an important realization: sometimes it gets dirty. Brandt rated the second comeback in the second game as a successful character test: “Now we have noticed that we have to fight for our three points. That all this is not self-evident.”

Reus renounces the Bavarian game:”I’m going to take a football-free weekend”

The national player is pushing with power into the team, especially as Thorgan Hazard remained almost invisible on the left side.”I’m going to take a football-free weekend”

It is always a torment to sit on the bench,”reported Brandt. It would be very surprising if he did not get rescued next weekend at Union Berlin.

The coach did not want to be looked at in the cards. ” The changes have brought us very, very much,”he just said, from this each could build his own oracle. Favre had not managed to adjust his team to the hard way of the opponent, but he changed the win.

All right then?” We are not marching through the league as if it were a flagpole,”Reus stressed. He didn’t want to play the Bavarian game on Saturday: “I’ll take a football-free weekend.”