As if losing to Bremen in the Tuesday night cup thriller wasn’t enough. Borussia Dortmund are trying to find their way back to winning against Hoffenheim tomorrow. However, the fans are probably going to witness a game without the captain nor the coach as Marco Reus picked up an injury and Lucien Favre is suffering an illness.
Deception after the DFB Pokal exit
Grief and frustration seemed obvious on the players faces on Tuesday night. Paco Alcacer‘s passionate tears were caused by his missed penalty. Moreover, coach Lucien Favre who suffered bronchitis seemed very exhausted.
Lucien Favre Missed Friday’s Press Conference
Sporting director Michael Zorc represented the Swiss tactician during the event on Friday. He even joked promising not to “hire another coach”. Whether Lucien Favre is going to sit on the bench on Saturday or not will be decided in the course of the morning.
Bürki and Hitz Feeling Well
The starting eleven against Hoffenheim is still a mystery to Borussia Dortmund fans. Jadon Sancho and Marcel Schmelzer, who were both missing from the squad on Tuesday, are back in the training session. Likewise, Roman Bürki and Marvin Hitz both ill might make an appearance on the Match day 21 fixture as well as Lukasz Piszczek who suffered foot problems.
The Captain will be Missed
Zorc confirmed that Marco Reus will not make the Hoffenheim fixture on Saturday. Reus, who is considered the best player in the Bundesliga this season, was replaced in halftime against Bremen due to muscular problems. However, featuring against Tottenham next week is yet to be seen.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.