Of course, you can make the Bundesliga table nice. Borussia Dortmund are only two points behind Bayern Munich and still have every chance of winning the ninth German championship.
Coach Lucien Favre will leave no stone unturned to represent the disgrace of the company outing in Munich (0: 4) as an accident. He already has some practice in it. At 0: 5 in the spring his team has conceded a goal more.
It's not that easy to let Favre get away with his excuses. The Hasenfub appearance in the Allianz Arena is not a mishap that can happen to any team that can not cope with the psychological burden of a top game. Since the beginning of the year, the Favre team regularly performs on the lawn a non-aggressive pact, if it matters: the BVB can make big points, crucial points – and fails in full.
Sporting director Michael Zorc must have guessed the disaster. Otherwise, he would not have previously called "men's football", so a body language that is expressed on any tactics board with yellow and red dots, but with the martial attitude to the opponent: "We'll finish!" The fact that Favre knows nothing about this term when talking to Sky reporter Patrick Wasserziehr speaks volumes. He does not understand the BVB DNA.
System Favre does not bring enough fruit
Favre is wrong to keep coaching Jurgen Klopp and Matthias Sammer as trainer types who would have given their players so much steam that they run twice as fast. Even among them there were bitter and sometimes high defeats in important clashes. You can not change a coach overnight. Who gets Favre gets Favre. Only one must say the same: The system Favre brings too little fruit.
The joy of the runner-up 2018/19 can not hide the fact that place one was given away lightly, the excitement about the catching up last in the Champions League against Inter Milan (3: 2) not that the first half went bad. Favre could not now fool Bayern with their interim coach Hansi Flick. Yes, in the Bundesliga table the embarrassment is repairable. But you hear this phrase too often in Dortmund.
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