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The Daily Bee (March 19th, 2019): A lot of changes in the DFB team ahead of the international break

And Watzke confident about BVB’s title chances

Korea Republic v Germany: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images,
  • Diallo talks about advantages of the Bundesliga

Abdou Diallo has been nominated for the French U21 national team and talked to the press ahead of their international games. The centerback mostly talked about the positive aspects of the Bundesliga:

“It’s an open league with nice stadiums and great infrastructure. That’s why it’s perfect for young players. Most of them succeed here. That attracts others.“

Diallo especially praised the league’s eagerness to give young players a chance and let them develop:

“It is true that many French people play here. But this is not a phenomenon that is limited to French players: we also see some English players who are thriving here. I think that German clubs have the courage to get and play French young players or youngsters of other nations. This is risky and may cost points in some games. But in my opinion, it’s the right strategy and they reap the benefits.“

Last week Michael Zorc already confirmed that the goal of the season will be to win the Bundesliga title. This might seem obvious to most fans but BVB’s front office has usually been more reserved when it comes to questions about the title. Now Watzke has made similar comments to Bild and is confident that the club is ready for the last games of the season.

”The fact that the team in Berlin showed such a reaction speaks for their character. This victory should give us a real boost. It will not be easy to beat us in the last eight games!”

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