The championship missed Borussia Dortmund in the last season with 13 points behind the FC Bavaria. In season 2020/2021, the BVB intends to attack again. But ex-pro Michael Rummenigge has his doubts.
“The big problem of Borussia is Bavaria Munich. Actually, Dortmund has a masterful cadre, but unfortunately there is currently a team in Germany that is even better. The Triple Bavarians,”wrote the 56-year-old in his”Ruhrnachrichten”column and added:”I think the Munich people will continue to be extremely difficult to pack. They will not give up any interpretation.”
Rummenigge still sees the current BVB framework stronger than in the previous season:”Achraf Hakimi and Mario Gotze are no longer present, but thanks to the new arrivals Thomas Meunier and Jude Bellingham is now even more quality in the team.”
Borussia’s goal must be to be closer to the FC “make their lives difficult and keep the competition from Leipzig or Gladbach at bay”. The “brilliantly occupied” BVB should simply do that.
Sancho will “be very, very valuable to the BVB”
Rummenigge sees Jadon Sancho as “a very important cornerstone of this mission”. That the BVB could hold the shooting star was not only good for the club, but also for the entire Bundesliga.
“If it can stabilize its level from the previous season, it will again be very, very valuable for the BVB. His pace, his momentum can drive any opponent to despair,”Rummenigge said.
The same was true for Erling Haaland.”The strength of this Norwegian is incredible, he is already very far for his 20s,”Rummenigge praised, but limited:”The second year after his dream state becomes difficult for him, He’s gonna have to prove himself, because the other clubs are gonna be all over him. In addition, there is now a certain expectation of his meeting security.”
That The Hague is constantly delivering top performance is”virtually indispensable for the BVB. Because there is no real substitute for him in the BVB framework. Thorgan Hazard is not a middle stormer for me, Julian Brandt or Marco Reus do not feel comfortable at the top either,”Rummenigge continued.
Supertalent Youssoufa Moukoko could not be considered as”fully planned second stormer”. The 15-year-old should first get used to the “speed, hardness and intensity” of professional football.
Rummenigge questions Favre conversion
Pressure sees Rummenigge not only at The Hague, but also at Coach Lucien Favre. In the Bundesliga he must at least get close to place one, and the BVB in the DFB Cup and the Champions League must do much better than in the first two years und er Favre,”the three-time German champion made it clear:”Against this background I simply do not understand, why he now wants to return to the system with the four-defence chain in preparation for the new season.”
Finally, the three-way chain worked very well last year.” So why the sudden reversal? It is a risk, Pep Guardiola has just experienced with Manchester City in the Champions League against Lyon what can happen if you order another formation for a team that is not suitable for them.”Nevertheless, Rummenigge wishes that Favre will eventually keep right.