After losing 2-1 to RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund is already four points behind leaders FC Bayern in the Bundesliga table. Lothar Matthäus goes tough with BVB and criticizes captain Marco Reus.
“With all due respect, that is not the benchmark for a potential title aspirant,” wrote Matthäus in his “Sky“- Column with a view to the performance against RB Leipzig and added:” Something is simply not right. New signing Malen still doesn’t ignite and captain Reus publicly criticizes the coach’s tactics. “
After the game, Reus had expressed criticism of the Rose system after the coach had switched from five to three at half time. “That suits us much better because we are much more active there than in the five-man chain. In addition, in the five-man chain, we have one less man in the center who can press with us. We cannot cope with that, you have to be very clear.” , he emphasized to “Sky”.
Matthew can understand Reus’ frustration, but is of the opinion that such criticism of the system has no place in the public.
“Bayern win in the afternoon, you lose in the evening and you are not satisfied with your or the general tactical positioning of the team,” said the 1990 world champion, explaining Reus’ possible thoughts, but made it clear: “And yet you have to face dissatisfaction Discuss the trainer’s decisions internally. “
“Just too little of what BVB has to offer”
In the season so far, BVB has remained far below expectations, according to Matthäus. “Marco Rose’s point average at BVB is okay for someone who aims to qualify for the Champions League. But not for coaches, clubs and bosses who want to finally become German champions again,” he said 60 year olds.
If BVB does not “get the corner” quickly and win the next games, “it will be very difficult with an exciting title fight”, Matthäus is certain and judged: “It is simply not enough what BVB is offering again. The subject we’ve had quite a few times in the last few years – regardless of who was on the sidelines or who wore the black and yellow jersey. “
Matthäus did not want to accept Dortmund’s bad luck with injuries as an excuse, but he admitted: “Of course they miss the super striker Haaland and he cannot be replaced.”
“Luxury problem” at Bayern
At Bayern, apart from the “blackout” in the DFB Cup, things are going well. “They are stable, play well and have now won the important duel against Freiburg”, praised Matthäus, who sees a “luxury problem” for the record champions.
“Does Nagelsmann let Gnabry, Coman, Musiala or Sane play? Who is the head of defense? Those are the biggest sporting” worries “on Säbener Strasse.”