Defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt
Haaland-provocation, Reus frustration and no Champions League: BVB fly threatens apart
The Champions League-qualification fades into the distance, Haalands consultant provoked, and the team is on the ground: Borussia Dortmund threatens to squander the most important goal of the season.
In the first fury Mats Hummels felt little desire to popular slogans. Similar to his teammates, the Dortmund defense chief, the 1:2 (1:1) was in the “endgame” of Europe against Eintracht Frankfurt stunned. In view of the growing certainty that BVB is not likely for the first time since 2015 to the circle of the continental football Elite, the sound of the former champion of the world after the surrender: “to reach the Champions League, would be sporty and financially a disaster. We are now very close and have a large hole dug.”
The late Knockout matches of Eintracht striker André Silva (87.) took the Dortmund at now seven points behind the table the fourth from Frankfurt almost all hopes for a decent season finale. National player Emre Can made his frustration no secret: “I don’t want to play in the Europa League. I want to play Champions League.”
Appearance of Marco Reus ensures Trouble
At least in this season, Dortmund have the opportunity to do so. But as an encouragement for the quarter-final first leg on Tuesday (21: 00/DAZN) at Manchester City in the duel with Frankfurt was not good indeed. It is also the interim compensation by Hummels (45 could.) ‘t change anything. Especially in the second half’s best chances on the break remained due to fahriger Lines in a row unused. “Of course we do not give up, but we are now far behind,” commented sporting Director Michael Zorc.
Excitement also Marco Reus in his substitution in the 80th provided Minute, was very much of the time, though it was only 1:1. Visibly irritated, the national team players left the lawn. Reus to Show asked of frustration for the whole team. Last Haaland had shown his anger leaving after the game against Cologne, how frustrated he is. Despite his two goals of the BVB had reached only a draw against the Billy goats. Both actions show just how much the mood is in the basement, and the team struggles.
Squad planning is likely to be informed of
Without the new Champions League participation in the management planning for the upcoming season is likely to be more modest: “Logically, the financial consequences, and it may be that you can’t buy one, the one you want, and a need to sell, you want to keep”, speculated Hummels. Speculation about the sale of Stars like Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland this summer is likely to intensify now. Recent media reports out of Spain, and Meetings between the Haalands father Alf-Inge and Advisor, Mino Raiola, with the Barça President Joan Laporta were already in the last days of excitement.
That is why Sky-expert Dietmar Hamann attacked the behavior of the Haaland-adviser as a “disrespectful” and “impudence”. He also criticized the BVB-guide: “The most important game this season, and they are not capable of this behavior, because you are afraid to annoy the player. Dortmund should think of why you the player to dance on the nose. To me, leadership is missing.”