Fri. Jun 9th, 2023

Of the last five Bundesliga games, the BVB has won four “zero” and only released at 1: 1 at FC Augsburg Points and conceded a goal. Where does this new defensive stability that have been built so often and so loudly at Borussia Dortmund?

The fact that at least the last two encounters against Arminia Bielefeld and Mainz 05 were won just 1-0, in any case has something to do with the newly assembled four-chain of BVB.

Nico Schulz, Emre Can, Marin Pongracic and Felix Passblack: This completely reformed quartet defended both against the Ostwestfalen and the Rheinhessen for black-yellow and made his job excellent before Keeper Gregor Kobel.

“Against Bielefeld we had a few more difficulties, especially in the first half. We also had the one or the other scene against Mainz, which we still have completely defended one or the other scene,” BVB central defender Marin Pongracic reported in the interview on the BVB -YouTube channel on the unusual constellation in the back team, which was mainly due to the many injuries and diseases of the prominent defenses in Dortmund.

In Mainz, Among other things, Raphael Guerreiro, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji and Thomas Meunier were missing in the squad of Borussia, which ideally would make the four-chain under head coach Marco Rose.

BVB enters on Sunday at 1st FC Cologne


Voluntarily, the recent success quartet in the defense will not spend now. “The zero stands, we have done well together. So it can go on,” said rental player Pongragic after his 14 season game for the BVB.

If he and his secondary people do their jobs as reliably in the defensive as against Bielefeld and Mainz, the spreadsheet could sometimes with two knaps 1: 0 victims, emphasized the native Landshuter: “Rear must first be zero. We always shoot a goal with our offensive quality. “

Pongracic is now hoping to be allowed to stand back in the starting formation in the coming league game at the 1st FC Cologne on Sunday (from 19:30 clock). Arguments he has collected in any case.

By Vivian

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