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Manuel Akanji: “We did the best we could defensively”
In a narrow game against FC Köln yesterday, Borussia Dortmund once again failed to keep a clean sheet, which may have just put a nail in any hopes the club may have had to win the Bundesliga title. We shouldn’t let the attackers, who were very unclinical, off the hook, but the fact of the matter is that BVB’s back line has been a weak spot all season.
Manuel Akanji said something after the game that I suspect will further aggravate BVB fans who are still upset with yesterday’s result.
Disclaimer: BVB Newsblog sourced this from Ruhr Nachrichten, but I could not find this quote anywhere on their website.
Manuel Akanji:— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) March 20, 2022
"You can't play every game without conceding a goal, I'm not unhappy with the conceded goal. Of course I would have preferred clean sheet, but I think we did the best we could defensively."
via @RNBVB #BVB
Some BVB fans have pointed out that the squad’s last three clean sheets all came without Akanji. Personally, I think that’s a pretty useless statistic because two of those opponents were Greuther Fürth and Arminia Bielefeld, two of the worst teams in the league. But a growing section of the fan base seems more than happy to see Manuel Akanji go over the summer. I’ve always liked Akanji, and I’d be ecstatic if he stayed, but if BVB can use the funds from his sale to buy a quality replacement like Nico Schlotterbeck, then that may be the best for all parties.
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Footy Scran of the Day
Okay, whoever in Denmark invented this is the greatest troll of all time:
We like to keep this site family friendly, so I’m not going to point out what I know each and every one of you are thinking. Anyway, I’m not entirely sure what makes this “French.” It looks like it might be in a hollowed-out baguette, which I’m not sure would go well with a hot dog, because a Baguette is usually very chewy. What impresses me the most is that whatever bread this is is almost perfectly round, closely resembling a pool noodle, which doesn’t make it look particularly appetizing.
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Would you sell Akanji if it would guarantee the club signing Schlotterbeck?