Good Morning folks!
According to Edin Terzic, both Jadon Sancho and Rapha Guerreiro are questionable for the match against Bayern Munich at the weekend.
Edin Terzic:— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 4, 2021
“Both left the pitch injured, but we'll have to wait and see. It could be tight for both of them, but we're not giving up hope that they will fly to Munich with us tomorrow." pic.twitter.com/Oq19OTiMMP
Both left the DFB Pokal victory over Borussia Monchengladbach with knocks, though it was suggested this was mostly a precaution. Now it seems like those knocks may have been a little more serious than first thought, and though there’s no indication either will miss significant time, it looks like they’re a real risk for the weekend’s big game. Terzic’s statement doesn’t sound promising.
If BVB lose Sancho and Guerreiro, it’s going to make things very, very difficult. Guerreiro is one of Dortmund’s best players, and while he has tailed off in recent weeks, he has had an amazing season. Sancho, meanwhile, is far out front with Erling Haaland for the title of BVB’s best player, and he has been on an incredible run in 2021.
Jadon Sancho kept up his recent run of goalscoring last night, grabbing the winner against Borussia Monchengladbach, to put #BVB into the semi final of the DFB Pokal.— Paul Johnson (@paul_johnson89) March 3, 2021
There was a lot of talk about his form earlier in the season, but that has died down now. pic.twitter.com/TE9Q2B5rKM
It’s always hard to go to the Allianz Arena, and Borussia Dortmund have had some... bad times... there recently. The last thing BVB need is to lose two of their most potent offensive weapons and their most in-form player.
Alexander Nubel is Mad That he is Receiving Exactly as Much Playing Time as Everyone Expected
According to a report by Kicker, Alexander Nubel, who joined Bayern Munich for free from Schalke last summer, already wants out. Nubel is unhappy with the number of appearances he has made so far this season. He has made only two appearances, while the club agreed to give him ten games when he signed his contract.
It’s a little hard to sympathize with a goalkeeper joining Bayern and being shocked when they don’t get enough playing time, but at 24, having shown he is good enough to start for a top-flight team, it’s understandable that he might look around and wonder whether he is better off at another club.
Speculation suggests that he is only looking for a loan at the moment, with suggestions that he might join Niko Kovac at Monaco next season. But it is clear that Nubel and his advisors feel that he must get more playing time, one way or another.
If the situation deteriorates further, it’s possible that Nubel will start looking at a permanent move away from the Bavarians. If that becomes a possibility, perhaps Borussia Dortmund will consider a move for the young German goalkeeper.
Ted Tattermusch: Not Just a Funny Name, Now Also a BVB Player
Bourssia Dortmund have signed another young prospect, agreeing a deal for 19-year-old German striker, Ted Tattermusch, from 3. Liga side SV Meppen. Tattermusch will join Dortmund II in the Regionalliga West on a free transfer, signing a contract until 2024.
Ted is the son of former Bundesliga player, Reinhold Tattermusch, who also played for Meppen. He has been with Meppen since 2012, and has made nine appearances with the senior side, scoring one goal. This is just another of the frequent moves that BVB make for young talented players that have the potential to develop into something, whether that be a small fee to another German side, or a player good enough to contribute to the first team. There’s every chance Tattermusch never makes a dent in the first team, but you never know!
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What would the starting lineup look like if Sancho & Guerreiro are out? And how does this change your feelings about BVB’s chances?