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The Daily Bee (January 2nd, 2018): New year new BVB?

Artek International Children's Camp celebrates New Year in Crimea, Russia Photo by Sergei Malgavko\TASS via Getty Images

Peter Bosz’s assistant Hendrie Kruzen talked about his time at Borussia Dortmund in an interview with Dutch outlet Tubantia. He talked about positively about the club and that there are “no hard feelings” but he also spoke about their problems that ultimately led to the dismissal of the coaching staff.

Kruzen regrets to not have signed more players during the summer because they wanted “to get to know the team first”, although they planned to correct that and sign two central defenders and one striker in the winter break. The Dutch coach also talked about his disappointment in Sokratis’ lack of leadership in critical moments, especially when Piszczek went down with an injury, a moment that is seen as a breaking point in Dortmund’s season for Kruzen.

  • Dortmund to resume training

Borussia Dortmund will start their preparations for the second half of the season today. Tomorrow they will travel to Marbella, Spain for a one-week training camp. The black and yellows will play two friendlies, against Fortuna Düsseldorf (January 6th) and Zulte Waregem (January 8th), before the Bundesliga resumes against Wolfsburg on January 14th.

  • Happy Birthday Teddy de Beer!

Happy birthday to the current goalkeeper-coach and former BVB-player Teddy de Beer.

Daily Buzz: New year new BVB? What are you expectations for Dortmund this year?