Reus failure extends roses list - Haaland before squad
Marco Rose has now become accustomed to the fact that he can choose from players in the theory in theory of a wide range of players, but the reality of this ideal presentation is mostly far away. So also before Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga home game against Arminia Bielefeld, from which due to a Corona outbreak at the opponent is not final, whether it can take place on Sunday (5:30 pm, live! At Marco Rose) at all.
- Haaland again an "option" - but "not for longer"
- Why rose does not want to resort to more U-19 players
But the BVB is currently struggling with some Corona cases, with only two concerning the game compartment: Raphael Guerreiro and Mats Hummels were both positive on Tuesday and will be able to pursue the game only from domestic isolation. Many other Dortmund could come to the stadium, but not playing there: Thomas Meunier precipitates due to a tendon tear, Youssoufa Moukoko Laborated on a muscle fiber ripped, Steffen Tigges broke on Wednesday the ankle joint and must be operated in the coming days.
Although the central defending Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou are in construction training, but not yet ripe for the regular units with the team - and thus not yet operational. Most recently, captain Marco Reus also reported to Sunday after Sunday after he had to pause for the weekend.
Haaland again an "option" - but "not for longer"
In order to suppress anyone of the many failures, BVB coach Marco Rose had even brought a note to compulsory Game Days-PK on Friday afternoon - and forgot even before negative news even that he had also reported positive: the return of Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna In the squad. "Erling," shoved the 45-year-old, "is actually an option for the weekend. Not for longer, but for a part of it." Similar applies to Reyna, "which has been training with the team for a week and may be an option for Bielefeld".
Above all, in the defensive, however, the Dortmund team turns almost by itself despite the two returnees, since in Marin Pongracic only a learned central defender with Bundesliga experience is available. Benefit could be Youngster Soumaila Coulibaly, who most recently convinced in the U 23 and the U 19 of the BVB as a central defender and made it in Augsburg for the first time in the Bundesliga squad, but it remained without use. "We did not have so many central defenders anymore," Rose said on Friday, "Soumi is therefore an option, depending on what we decide." It would be conceivable about a triple chain with Pongracic, Coulibaly and Emre Can.
Why rose does not want to resort to more U-19 players
On the other hand, Rose does not want to fall back on the substructure for the time being for the time being, on the other hand, despite the personnel problems with the professionals - although there would be "very, very many interesting guys". "The U 19", he explained his approach, "has short-term goals in the cup and in the Youth League. It is important that we make them strong, rather than the guys, just because it's thin, they then take them not playing."
Similar to the previous week, when the game in Mainz was first on the cant, before it was postponed, the BVB continues to prepare normally on the game against Arminia until there is a new state of affairs. "We stay in the normal rhythm," Rose said, even if you, of course, at the opponent "cleanset". It is about playing the season decent. "We should play football if it is possible. And if it is not possible, we move the game - we have to be so flexible."