Good morning, Fear the Wall! Happy Friday.
I don’t know why, but the sun seems a bit brighter, and the air feels a bit fresher today. Maybe it’s because today is Friday. Maybe it’s because the actual, physical weather was cloudy yesterday and today is only partly cloudy. Nah, I think the reason the world is a bit brighter today is because Borussia Dortmund are DFB POKAL CHAMPIONS!!!
I intend this article to be a chronicle of all the heartwarming celebrations we saw yesterday. The clip I just shared shows how much Edin Terzic has clearly won over the locker room since he took over as head coach earlier in the year. You don’t get rewarded with a beer shower if your squad doesn’t love you.
I’m not crying, you’re crying
Come on Sean, you can do this. Lukasz Piszczek has been a warrior to the bitter end. Even as he’s advanced into his mid thirties, and as he has begun to feel the wear and tear of years of high-level football on his body, his quality of play has barely wavered at all. He still shows the hustle, decision making, and cleverness that made him one of the first elite modern fullbacks.
I can’t tell you how much it warms my heart that he’s going out with a trophy. He’s been with the club for over a decade, won two league titles, and has been around for every significant height and low in between. So to see his teammates thank him by hoisting him in the air, well... it makes me misty-eyed.
here’s the most precious thing you’ll see today... the Dortmund team praising Łukasz Piszczek in his last ever cup final for the club that he’s been at for over a decade. pic.twitter.com/voBeASL4gq— Michi (@Mica32x) May 13, 2021
I really hope that Piszczek gets to return to the Westfalenstadion with a full crowd so he can receive the massive standing ovation he fully deserves.
The Players Celebrate
In lieu of actually writing an article, I’ve decided to take the cop out approach and embed a bunch of Instagram posts. Don’t blame me, blame the online readers who have made this type of “journalism” acceptable:
Hey, this is pretty easy! Next stop, a job as a beat writer for the Daily Mail.
Okay, I think that’s enough celebrating for today. Remember, the season isn’t over. BVB now have to shift focus towards qualifying for the Champions League. Dortmund just need to win their final two games, first against Mainz on Sunday and then against Leverkusen next week, to clinch qualification for the Champions League next season.
Hopefully the boys will have gotten over their hangovers by Sunday.
The Daily Buzz
How did you celebrate the win yesterday?