Its international break and the Dortmund news is kind of slow so I put out the call on twitter to answer some fan questions. Lot’s of people asked similar questions so if I didn’t get to your question there’s probably a similar one below. Without further ado let’s get started!
Which position, if any, should BVB try to address during the January window?— Reilly (@reillygwin) October 7, 2017
BVB is a solid team all the way through but if there is one position that could use some help it’s fullback. Piz and Marcel have been hurt or in bad form quite a bit so far this year and Zagadou needs to shift back to his regular role of center back soon. Toljan has looked average so far but he will eventually grow into it. To protect for injury it would be nice to have another fullback even if Raph comes back and plays there.
What would it take for Dortmund to let Pulisic go?— Zack Parker (@zpark7) October 7, 2017
150+ Million Euros I’d bet.
Do you think we should all but forget about Champions League and put all of eggs in the “win the Bundesliga” basket?— Bryan (@Bryandrums) October 7, 2017
At this point it does not super matter. We are pretty much out of UCL save for a miracle. However I think it would be dumb for us to give up Europa even if we are doing well in the league. A trophy is a trophy and we are deep enough to handle three competitions.
With a solid midfield so far, does Guerriero play as a left fullback exclusively, and if so so, how does that work out with Schmelz?— Alex ♿️ (@alex_spartz) October 7, 2017
This is a tough question. Tuchel was a much weirder manager then Bosz, he wasn’t afraid to play players out of position every game. While Raph is a great player in multiple roles he will probably be a depth piece behind Marcel at left back. If he preforms well off his injury he may very well even take over Marcel’s spot as the first choice. With Sahin and Dahoud playing so well, I doubt Raph gets to play central much and with our wings being insanely deep he won’t get there either. Raph is the exact player we need to have the team playing great week to week because he can play so many positions, but we will probably see him as fullback more often then not.
Will Dortmund actually be able to overtake Bayern this season?— Patrick Bateman (@iamstu08) October 7, 2017
We are above them in the table. I see no reason why we can’t beat them.
Can we get Emre Can? Will we try?— Aanvil (@AanvilGT) October 7, 2017
No and no. Would be too pricey and he doesn't fill a need we have.
But really, what should we expect to happen to Pulisic and Philipp's playing time once Schürrle and Reus come back?— LLcoolRay (@LLcoolRay14) October 7, 2017
Phillip and Pulisic are above Schurrle in the wing order I’d think. I believe Bosz may use “Striker Schurrle” when he returns. I do think the first choice wings will be Reus and Yarmo but with three competitions Pulisic and Phillip will still see plenty of playing time.
Why do you support bvb— kremið (@gremsur) October 7, 2017
Happened upon them on TV years ago. Watched the game. Arbitrarily decided they were my team. Haven't looked back since.
Is there a buy back for Morino?— Stoli (@J_Stoli) October 7, 2017
What does your starting 11 look like with everyone healthy?— Peter Paulus (@ispeterok) October 7, 2017
Burki-Marcel-Bartra-Sokratis-Piz-Weigl-Dahoud(or Sahin they about equal)-Gotze(or Kagawa)-Reus-Yarmolenko-Aubameyang
why did we never give Merino a chance :(— Blackmankitteh (@blackmankitteh) October 7, 2017
No idea. He is killing it at Newcastle. He could have been very good for us this year.
Is it too soon to call Messi "The Argentinian Pulisic?"— Mich(4-0)/Oak(2-2) (@nwiggins11) October 7, 2017
Messi? Oh that guy that tries his best to be Pulisic? Nah they aren’t even close in quality.
Will Pulisic pull a Dembele?— coleopsis (@coleopsis) October 7, 2017
He has been at the club for years so I doubt it. Not unless something goes really wrong.