4: 0 ballerte Ajax Amsterdam Borussia Dortmund in mid-October from the Johan Cruijff ArenA, the BVB showed it relentlessly the limits on and secured a perfect start to the group stage of the Champions League. Before the second leg in Dortmund the pressure on the BVB is therefore not exactly low.
Coach Marco Rose and defender Mats Hummels has responded to the questions from the press in advance. The topics discussed was the injury misery for BVB.
The question I get asked on a regular basis, maybe I can give a definitive answer, opened rose on demand why the BVB will be thwarted by a significant number of muscle injuries.
Then the coach pulled out of the black and yellow.. It s not the training control, load, the physios and the doctors, but using concrete case Emre Can wearing the problems since his vacation around with Raphael Guerreiro also came with muscular problems from vacation and carries it around ever since Giovanni Reyna had with the national team a game in El Salvador. from cold to warm and long on the plane, said Rose on.
The individual injuries at the were therefore inexplicable, but there is no pattern, where we say that we have somewhere not paying attention. We re doing an excellent job and have to try to keep the boys fit.
Hummels promises new face of the BVB
Clear for the game against Amsterdam there is unfortunately not yet. It is not gone, but it is also not so. Possibly we use at the U23, Rose stated for the record. Dan-Axel Zagadou will however be in the squad.
A repeat of the first leg disgrace in spite of the thin staffing but out of the question: We want to lie down, logically, a much better game, show the home game that we want to win and dominant occur, we do not want to again give up so fast the ball and I think we did. can draw much from the first leg. I am sure that we will put a different face on the day, promised Hummels.
The most important statements of BVB PK for future reference:
+++ Among the many muscle injuries +++
Rose : The question I get asked on a regular basis, maybe I can give a definitive answer. It s not the training control, load, the physios and the doctors, but on the specific case. Emre Can wearing the problems around since his vacation with them. Raphael Guerreiro came with muscular problems from vacation and carries it around since then. Giovanni Reyna had with the national team a game in El Salvador, from cold to warm and sat long on the plane. All single injury can be explained, but there is no pattern, where we say that we have somewhere not paying attention. We re doing an excellent job and have to try to keep the guys fit.
Hummels: Due to the frequently changing lineup arise in the interaction of course minor changes. but that has to be set up, we do that all six of us since years and older. This can be accomplished perhaps easier than you think.
+++ Has BVB needed the change to the three-man? +++
Hummels: The coach has already stated that it was due to the staff. Generally one can put it that way before. What matters is on the opponent.
+++ Do you have anger inside after the first leg? +++
Rose : We know how the game has gone and we have shown poor performance. We take, that is clear. Nevertheless, since then a lot has happened, we have won games, there have been added injured. Our cerebellum naturally in the head, but nothing more. We want to show only a decent performance.
+++ Hummel about the future in the national team +++
I do not know actually. I try as much as possible to play and bring my health in a good condition. If I m needed, I m there. If not, I can rest a few days.
+++ If the mental challenge after the 0: 4 big? +++
Rose : This has been busy, angry and resented us. But nevertheless it is important that we have a clear line relatively quickly found. For us, the victory in Bielefeld and the Cup was. Confidence we have enough. Football is a daily business.
Hummels: results from previous games have no effect on the upcoming game. You learn in professional football.
+++ About Antony and the Ajax offensive +++
Hummels: He is a great individual players, but Ajax have a good overall offensive with many different players. I also find Dusan Tadic is a great winger. Generally speaking, the whole way they play football forward nice to look at.
+++ Why did the BVB changed his defensive formation? +++
Rose : Personally, I never felt uncertainty in the team. You turn the tactic after the opponent and after the staff you have available. Therefore, we have recently set in the absence of outer defenders on triple chain.
+++ What awaits the BVB? +++
Rose : Ajax has a relatively clear system. You know what to come to yourself. You can do two things: either crushes, what ball gains brings if you do it well. Or play with five players in the past, thereby the risk of becoming passive. Ajax is very playful, so you have to live with that you also have the ball for a few minutes.
It will be tomorrow s going to make the right decisions in the right moments. In Amsterdam, the game was very open for 30 minutes, because Ajax did not play us on the wall. At the back you have suffered us correctly.
+++ Rose about a conversation with Almelo coach Frank Wormuth, who supposedly meant to play dirty against Ajax +++
Rose : Of course, you know what stops for you. You may need to stop one or the other attack through a foul.
+++ What about Hummels knee problems? +++
Hummels : It s fully in the right direction. When I last muse out something earlier, it was rather stress control, not because I had problems.
+++ How is the personnel stand? +++
Rose : No one falls away, but nobody comes to it. We may use the U23.
Rose on demand : Dan-Axel Zagadou will be in the squad. He played 60 minutes at the U23, feels good and can be an option for a few minutes tomorrow when Mats made his two headball gates and take a break.
+++ How does the first leg follow? +++
Hummels : We want to logically lie down a significantly better game, in the home game show that we want to win and dominant occur. We do not want to give the ball back so fast and I think we can pull a lot out of the first leg. I m sure we ll put a completely different face on the day.
+++ The PK starts +++
Mats Hummels and Marco Rose have arrived on the podium.
+++ How does Rose solve the offensive puzzle? +++
With special attention, the staffing question should be discussed at BVB. Without the injured star-door Erling Haaland, the alternatives are sown in the forefront of the front. Lastly, Thorgan Hazard shone as a scorer, the long weakening Julian Brandt showed a clearly increasing form behind the tips.
+++ BVB requires increase +++
Lastly, the BVB celebrated three victories in series, but the opponents of the Borussen did not really belong to the crème de la crème of European football. A circumstance, which in the run-up to the game against Ajax also stressed BVBs director Michael Zorc: We also know that it needs an increase against Ajax, said Zorc in conversation with the WAZ.