Borussia Dortmund are suffering from a very dry spell. The team latest performances weren’t convincing in contrast with the beginning of the season. Although Borussia Dortmund are still top of the table, they are facing tough times. Such difficulties led to a 3-0 loss to Tottenham at Wembley 3 weeks ago.
Determined to Comeback
Although Borussia Dortmund are out of the Champions league at such an early stage, players showed a combative spirit. Such spirit is what allowed the Black and Yellows to shine throughout the first half of the season. Surely, their latest point dropping momentum didn’t convince the staff neither the fans, it seems like Marco Reus and co, have managed to find their Mojo.
This was the feature of the game’s first half. The ball flowing forward, a balanced midfield with a resilient back. Quick counters as well as early interceptions is what makes the team what it is (or at least what it used to be). However, Tottenham employed a compact defensive strategy that made it difficult for the likes of Paco Alcacer to do their job as intended.
Moreover, Hugo Lloris proved that he is still the world class goalkeeper to match. Therefore, the first half ended 0-0 in spite of Borussia Dortmund’s many goal chances.
Second Half Blow
In the beginning of the second half, Borussia Dortmund tried to do the same of what happened in the first. However, to the Signal Iduna Park’s surprise, Harry Kane manages to score a goal making it 0-4 on aggregate and therefore double the uphill battle.
Afterwards, the game took it’s course towards the end. Lucien Favre made a few changes to rest main players for future fixtures. Despite the early exit, the fans chants didn’t seem to stop. The Westfalenstadion kept encouraging players. A support that is needed for the remaining of the season.
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.