Hans-Joachim Watzke has talked to BBC about Jadon Sancho’s future and had some very interesting thoughts:
“I think he has the feeling that the club does have a good future. In my opinion, I don’t think he wants to leave. We have a very confidential relationship between us and him and his agents. We will discuss it. It’s not a question of money. For us, it would be the best position if he stays at Borussia Dortmund. We have enough money. We want to have titles. I think this team has a lot more potential with Jadon than without Jadon.”
Comments like these are important considering the increasing rumors about a potential departure this summer. Watzke makes it clear that they want to keep him although it should be obvious to everyone that Dortmund can’t make that decision alone. If Sancho wants to leave the club will eventually be forced into yet another difficult decision but the black and yellows should try everything in their power to keep the young star around.
In a very thoughtful article Manuel Akanji has written about incidents of racism, how he has experienced it and how the team would react if there ever was such an incident involving Borussia Dortmund:
This incident was also an issue for us in the cabin. I spoke to my team-mates Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel, Thorgan Hazard and Raphael Guerreiro about how we would have done on the field. And we agreed that - if something like this happens to us - we will leave the field as a team. We would definitely have the support of the whole team. Solidarity is very important in this matter. I also believe that BVB, which is always clearly against racism, would support us unconditionally in this matter.
- DFB Cup
The DFB Cup continues today with the first two matches of the quarterfinals. Regionalliga Südwest (4th division) side 1.FC Saarbrücken will host Fortuna Düsseldorf and Schalke 04 take on Bayern Munich.
- Love, Peace and Racial Profiling
“Love, Peace and Rasenball” read RB Leipzig’s choreo before their match on Sunday against Bayer Leverkusen.
The club wanted to polish its image as a club that stands against racism and discrimination, however during the game there was a case of racial profiling. A group of Japanese people who attended the game were asked to leave the stadium because of the fear of the Corona virus.
The club later apologized with the following statements:
Im Zuge vieler Reaktionen auf den Vorfall gegenüber den japanischen Gästen in unserem Stadion möchten wir erwähnen, dass wir die betroffene Gruppe bereits persönlich getroffen, eingeladen und uns noch einmal aufrichtig für die Geschehnisse entschuldigt haben.— RB Leipzig (@DieRotenBullen) March 2, 2020