At BVB, the sporting misery is getting worse, now participation in the Champions League is in acute danger. Stefan Effenberg therefore calls for more missions from captain Marco Reus, while he fears player sales in the summer. Sebastian Kehl meanwhile keeps calm. The news and rumors about BVB can be found here.
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BVB, News – Stefan Effenberg: Reus has to play!
The sporting situation at BVB is getting trickier from week to week. After the 2-2 at home against TSG Hoffenheim, Borussia are now six points behind fourth place, which entitles them to the Champions League group stage.
One reason for the crisis is loud Sport1-Expert Stefan Effenberg the fact that captain Marco Reus was last on the bench. Effenberg wrote in his column: “I expect Reus to be allowed to play, he must finally get back into his rhythm in his role as a leading player.”
As proof of this, he claimed that he had played several times in his career without being fully fit. “Someone like Reus in the current situation in Dortmund needs match practice – I can instead reduce the load in training.”
Marco Reus has to play regularly for BVB again, according to Stefan Effenberg.
BVB – News: Effenberg sees the coaching situation as a burden
According to Effenberg, the fact that things are so restless in Dortmund is also due to the unclear coaching situation. While those responsible want to hold onto Edin Terzic at least until the end of the season, the name Marco Rose hovers over and over again.
But whether Dortmund would be an advancement for Rose at all is, according to “Effe”, debatable: “I wonder if this is really a step forward for Rose. You earn more money in Dortmund, but it’s really so appealing in the end ? “
BVB – News: Effenberg assumes player sales if the CL is missed
Should BVB actually miss the Champions League at the end of the season, there is a risk of losses in the high double-digit million range. In addition, participation in the Europa League or even the Europa Conference League would be a clear loss of prestige for BVB.
And that, in turn, could have major consequences for the Borussia squad, according to Effenberg. “BVB is already very worried financially, also because of all the Corona losses. I therefore assume: If you don’t pack the Champions League, one of the young people will certainly leave.” He specifically mentioned the names Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
BVB – News: Sebastian Kehl keeps calm
The BVB is well aware of the difficult sporting situation. However, BVB licensed player manager Sebastian Kehl emphasizes to the WAZ: “We are absolutely not desperate! Nevertheless we know the situation in the league.”
Specifically, according to Kehl, this means: “We absolutely have to win games in order to still achieve our goals.” Kehl admitted how intensively the preparation for the game against Hoffenheim was also off the pitch: “We had a lot of discussions in the last week, we planned a lot. But in the end we have to implement things on Saturday.”
BVB – News: An out against Dortmund would be “not a disaster” for Seville
In the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund will face Seville on Wednesday (live on DAZN from 9 p.m.). And its sports director Monchi sees the chances of the record Europa League winner realistically. For him it is “never really a catastrophe” to be eliminated in the round of 16 against a team like BVB like him kicker betrayed.
In view of the current crisis in Dortmund, Monchi also admitted: “We are aware of our good chances without taking off immediately. But: Elimination against Dortmund is of course possible. But I would say it would be just a small disappointment, not a Flop. ”
Overall, according to Monchi, the odds are “50 to 50”.
The sports director sees the fact that the second leg in Dortmund will take place without the fans on the south stand as an advantage, although Seville “will miss our hot-blooded supporters in the first leg”.
The next games at a glance
||FC Sevilla (A)
||FC Schalke 04 (A)
|27th of February
||Arminia Bielefeld (H)
||Borussia Mönchengladbach (A)
||FC Bayern Munich (A)