Good Morning Fear The Wall
Borussia Dortmund have started the season by playing some very exciting football, not just for BVB fans, but also for neutrals. At the moment BVB games guarantee a shed-load of goals at both ends of the pitch, though fortunately there tends to be a few more at the opponent’s end. Nonetheless, plenty of fans have concerns about Dortmund’s defensive frailties.
It’s likely that BVB’s injury troubles have contributed to their struggles at the back. Dortmund have been dealing with quite a few injuries to start the season, but especially at the back. So much so they had to field Axel Witsel at center back several times. But things are starting to pick up. Mats Hummels and Thomas Meunier have returned from injury and slotted straight back into the starting lineup, and now three more BVB defenders are back in training.
Kicker has reported that Nico Schulz, Dan Axel Zagadou, and Soumaila Coulibaly all returned to training with the team yesterday. Schulz picked up a muscle injury in the second game of the season against Freiburg, and has been out since, but he was back to full training and will hopefully be back in contention for BVB very soon. Zagadou and Coulibaly, on the other hand, are both recovering from serious knee injuries, so their timeline will be significantly more conservative. Both participated in team training, but not quite full training.
Kicker states that both are on schedule and could be back after the upcoming international break. That would be fantastic news for Dortmund. Having that kind of depth available to them would be excellent, and these are two very talented players that can immediately contribute to the team.
BVB After Another City Kid
It’s not entirely clear that there’s anything to this rumor at all, but BVB have apparently had a £15m bid for Manchester City’s Liam Delap rejected.
Delap is just 18 years old and has been talked up as a real talent for a while now. If these rumors are true, it demonstrates the kind of kid he is. £15m is a lot of money for a young lad that has played less than 150 minutes of senior football!
Oh and he is also Rory Delap’s son. You may remember Delap as the Stoke player that could throw a football to the moon, if you remember him at all, but I remember Rory as the madlad that did this:
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Would you like to see BVB make a second bid for Liam Delap?