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Before game against Paderborn: Growing doubt: BVB professionals in debt


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Dortmund (dpa) - Outrage among the supporters, frustration with the professionals, talk to the club bosses - the downfall in Munich acts at BVB despite two weeks international break still after.

The many questions about the embarrassing 0: 4 of his team in the League Summit at Bayern prepare Lucien Favre continue discomfort. "Of course the game was hard to digest. But I really do not want to talk about it anymore, "commented the Dortmund coach.

Slightly annoyed, he pointed to the upcoming match on Friday (20.30 clock / DAZN) against SC Paderborn: "We have to look ahead and accelerate." Despite the disgrace of last match day avoided Favre clear words of criticism.

In any case, there was barely time for intensive workup. After all, numerous Dortmund national players returned from their international matches on Wednesday. "We analyzed the game with the players that came last week," Favre said. "We discussed it individually with the players who came back later, but not too much. We have to forget it, even if it's hard. "

The team of the Swiss football teacher is powerfully responsible. Without a befitting victory over the rear light from East Westphalia threatens the slipped down to sixth spot Revierclub two days later, a turbulent annual general meeting. However, all participants see no reason to correct the ambitious goals of the season. "I'm not aware that someone has said goodbye to us trying to get the bowl back to Dortmund. At least I do not do it, "said club president Reinhard Rauball the trade magazine" Kicker ".

The fact that the lawyer, contrary to other practices in the previous week at the regular meeting of sporting director Michael Zorc, Managing Director Hans -Joachim Watzke, Licensed Principal Sebastian Kehl and consultant Matthias Sammer participated, interpreted many observers as an indication of special need for clarification. The main topic of conversation might have been why the team far too rarely retrieves their great potential and, in the away games in particular, has provided far too little resistance.

Even in the executive suite, doubts about the quality of the cadre, which was boasted in the summer for around 130 million euros, are evidently growing. Already speculation about the possible obligation of a true center-forward already in the winter break or a close farewell to Jadon Sancho the round.

With the quick substitution of the outside attacker in Munich before half time Favre wanted to set a signal. According to reports, the club management would be willing for a total of 140 million euros, the contract to 2022 bound Sancho to draw next summer. This presupposes however, that he finds back to old form. Hard to imagine that the dribble artist gets the opportunity to appease his critics in the match against Paderborn.

In contrast, Marco Reus is expected to accumulate after surviving ankle injury from the beginning. "He was able to join all the units this week, he's okay," said Favre. Certainly, Thomas Delaney, who suffered ligament tears in the right ankle at the European Championship qualifier in Ireland (1-1) and has to pause until January, is certainly not.

Not only his pros, but also Favre is under special observation in the coming weeks. In the face of growing pressure, the Swiss, who is usually known for his cautious statements, expressed unusually clear expectations: "We must already have respect. But we know what we have to do against Paderborn. We really want to win. »

Another Dortmund construction site has meanwhile been processed: BVB and sporting goods manufacturer Puma have agreed on a new, long-term equipment contract. The contract was extended until 2028, the club said on Thursday morning. The deal brings the Dortmundern according to media reports about 30 million euros per year, a total of 250 million euros by 2028. Seven years ago, Borussia Dortmund and the sporting goods manufacturer from Herzogenaurach had begun their cooperation.

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