It was an appearance that gives little hope.
BVB loses 1: 2 against Eintracht Frankfurt and thus also the connection to the Champions League places in the Bundesliga.
Three days after losing to Eintracht, Borussia have to compete in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with what is currently the best team in Europe.
Dortmund is a blatant outsider at Manchester City on Tuesday (9 p.m., in the WELT live ticker).
Nevertheless, City's coach Pep Guardiola speaks strongly to the opponent.
“I have incredible respect for what Dortmund has done.
I was in Germany for three years and you were always a big opponent.
I know the quality, not only from Haaland, but also from Sancho, Marco Reus, Dahoud and Hummels, ”said Guardiola.
The Spaniard was impressed by the quality that BVB showed against Frankfurt: “If they can run, they'll kill you.
We'll try to be aggressive. "
Last minute victory for Frankfurt in Dortmund
In the duel for the Champions League places, Eintracht Frankfurt won 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund.
The Adler are in fourth place and are now seven points ahead of BVB.
Source: Stats Perform News
The "impressive quality" was not enough to win against Frankfurt and only for fifth place in the Bundesliga.
Guardiola probably also held the hymn of praise for BVB so that his professionals do not feel safe before the quarter-final first leg.
In the same breath Guardiola also attacked BVB and criticized the Dortmund transfer policy.
“I can't find a single Borussia Dortmund player without quality.
They spent a lot of money on young players and paid a lot of money to agents to bring those players in, ”said Guardiola.
The Spaniard accuses Borussia of only getting players like Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham and Erling Haaland through horrific payments to their advisors.
Pep Guardiola confidently leads the Premier League with Manchester City, the championship can hardly be taken from the team
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Mino Raiola, Haaland's advisor, is said to have received a hefty premium when the Norwegian moved from Salzburg to BVB.
Should BVB actually miss qualifying for the Champions League this season, Haaland's whereabouts in Dortmund should be very questionable.
Raiola and Haaland's father Alf-Inge are said to have made an appearance at top European clubs.
According to information from the Spanish radio station “Rac1”, a move to FC Barcelona will only come about if the club pays an advisory fee of 40 million euros in addition to the transfer fee.
BVB absolutely wants to keep Haaland, whose contract is dated until 2024.
At least until the summer of 2022, when the 20-year-old attacker could make use of an exit clause.
This should be around 70 million euros.
Attack not only focused on Haaland
In the 1: 2 bankruptcy of Borussia Dortmund against Eintracht Frankfurt, top striker Erling Haaland only managed one shot on goal.
Coach Edin Terzic thinks that BVB is not just resting on the Norwegian.
Source: Stats Perform News
Guardiola already rejected a transfer from Haaland to Manchester this summer: “At the prices that are currently being paid, we will not buy a striker.
ManCity cannot afford this.
The probability is high that we won't buy a striker for the next season. "
Nevertheless, Guardiola's criticism of BVB's transfer behavior surprised.
His club has signed players for over 700 million euros over the past four years.