Borussia Dortmund are moving on after a successful start to the DFL and DFB Super Cup and are making successful transfers with full confidence in the Bundesliga start. The vice-champion clearly gave the early goal of winning the title this season. This would be the culmination of intensive work on the reconstruction of the BVB unit. They have their origin in 2017.
"The 2017/18 season has been very instructive for us," he was quoted as saying Sports picture Michael Zorc. Already at that time the club had made quite a big change. In addition to the numerous transfers, a new head coach has arrived with Peter Bosz, who should make the sport a successful one, but forget the interpersonal load with Thomas Tuchel. Sam is the sports director of Zorc and Co. was wrong with many decisions. The Dutchman's dismissal was not an alternative, under interim coach Peter Stöger BVB strangled a lot of luck in the Champions League.
"We didn't have a balance"
Six of the ten players brought in for a total of more than € 100 million have already disappeared. The current Borussia Dortmund squad only include Manuel Akanji (came in winter), Mahmoud Dahoud, Jadon Sancho and Dan-Axel Zagadou. "We decided to take far-reaching measures and consequences," Zorc explains. "We didn't have team balance and it was too easy to beat them." Quintessence of Consideration at BVB: The team needs more stability, both in terms of sport and character.
"All electrified" by Witsel
The radical transformation as a result of the 2017/18 season is therefore an example of Axel Witsel’s transfer. Counselor Matthias Sammer, without explicitly mentioning the Belgian, early indicated an appropriate commitment, so Hans-Joachim Watzke. As Zorc then reported that he is Belgium's representative on the market, Dortmund did not bother long. "We were all extremely electrified, because that's exactly the kind we painted as the player of choice," quoted Watzke as managing director. Last season the club harvested the first fruits, but showed in the duel with Bayern not the last stability.
BVB builds the shaft
Knowing this, Borussia Dortmund was pushing ahead with its staff planning before the new season. With Julian Brandt and Thorgan Hazard, the club further increased quality in the offense, Nico Schulz closing a hole on the left defense. Most important, but probably should be the return of Mats Hummels from Bayern. In addition to Witsel and captain Marc Reus, he should be the third leading wolf on the team. Within two years, BVB has not only built a new team in many places. But also with respect to the axis. He should secure the title now.