This Saturday, Bayern Munich will take on Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena. Therefore, with Der Klassiker coming up, we here at BFW took the liberty of asking our friends over at Fear the Wall some questions about Borussia Dortmund. Here they are:
1. Considering the fact that Jupp Heynckes will likely rotate in preparation for Sevilla, how is Peter Stoger expected to approach the upcoming game?
Stoger is going to play the best eleven possible. We have nothing else to fight for but a top-4 position so he will do all he can to grab points
That being said, we have lots of injuries right now so it will be rough to field a competitive XI.
2. Was Marco Reus returning the best thing that could have happened for Mario Götze and Andre Schürrle?
Marco Reus returning was the best thing that could happen to BVB. Gotze has been a critical player all year but Reus’s return definitely gave him and Schurrle a boost. That boost for Schurrle did not last too long however. With Reus hurt yet again I would not expect seeing a Schurrle masterclass soon and certainly not against Bayern Munich.
3. Are Dortmund really interested in buying Batshuayi permanently, and if that deal doesn’t happen, who are their replacement targets?
Yes absolutely, BVB want Bats. I’m not sure there are many teams in the world who wouldn’t be looking at the Belgian over the summer. Rumors are swirling around for other possible strikers if we don’t get Bats and worst case scenario our forwards next year would be Isak and Phillip. Both these players are really good and will improve with time.
4. What’s the main contributing factor for such a haphazard season? Who do you think is potentially the ideal BVB coach?
It’s everything really. The players have been dreadful this year. Sometimes it seems they have forgotten how to play. Weigl and Sokratis especially look awful this year. Coaching has also player a significant role. Bosz was a god awful manager. Stoger in turn is also really really bad just not Bosz bad yet. Nagelsmann is BVB’s best bet if they want to ever challenge this one team league but I’d put my money on Favre being the next BVB manager.