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The Daily Bee (June 1st, 2017): Zorc backs Watzke

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  • Marco Reus still unsure about his treatment

Marco Reus has reportedly cancelled his holiday to consult with doctors about his treatment. There are two possible ways to treat his partial cruciate ligament tear, either a conservative treatment or surgery. Depending on the treatment his absence could be a lot longer than 6-8 weeks. Considering this is Reus we're talking about we should probably prepare ourselves for a lengthy period without him.

The team will have to rely on Dembélé and Pulisic to start and maybe even get another winger to bolster the depth. Mor had a rather disappointing first season, Bruun Larsen is new and Schürrle is rather injury prone himself.

  • BVB looking to sign another talent?

Krépin Diatta is an 18-year-old central midfielder who is currently playing for his country Senegal in the U20 World Cup. The youngster has been linked to a lot of European top clubs and his agent even named BVB as one of the interested teams. However it remains to be seen if it's just random name-dropping to get his clients name out there or if there is any real interest from Dortmund.

On paper Diatta is a talented young midfielder with a good technique and vision. Nevertheless it is doubtful that he could help a BVB team full of talented midfielders with similar skill sets.

  • Zorc backs Watzke

In recent days the sacking of Thomas Tuchel has been painted as a power struggle between him and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke that escalated and got the coach fired. However that is probably not entirely true seeing that Tuchel also feuded with Sven Mislintat (the head of scouting who found players like Kagawa, Dembélé, Lewandowski, etc.) and several players. Now Michael Zorc has backed the decision to let Tuchel go in an interview with German outlet kicker.

During the interview he states that it is completely wrong that it was only Watzke's decision, "...With BVB there is no sporting decision that is made without me or without my explicit consent. That's why it is completely wrong to say that Aki Watzke made that decision on his own". He continues, saying similar things than Watzke did in his open letter to the fans, there was just no basis for a trustworthy collaboration in the future.

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