At the end of this somewhat Babylonian press conference, Marco Reus had to provide clarification when a Turkish journalist asked a somewhat confusing question about the translation: Why was Reus changed in Leipzig because of the volume?
Captain of the Dortmund: Marco Reus.
The Dortmund captain Reus knew what it was about when asked (why he was changed in Leipzig because of the volume?) And was able to explain that it was rather Timo Werner from Leipzig at the time who was the host Besiktas JK in the well-known vocal Istanbul Vodafone Park Had circulatory problems.
In contrast to RB’s Champions League game around four years ago, the stadium will not have 41,000 spectators at the game on Wednesday (6.30 p.m., LIVE! At kicker), but only around half. And besides, as Reus emphasized, the Dortmunders are used to a noisy environment when playing football from home. And, as coach Marco Rose added, this atmosphere should even “spur the team on”.
The motivation for the first season appearance in the premier class is usually sufficient anyway, especially since BVB had to fight for a long time in the last Bundesliga season and “made an excellent final spurt”, as Rose says: “Now we have the chance and want to use it to write our own story. ”
“We already know what’s in store for us”
Besiktas is an opponent who is “strong after winning the ball, who plays fast and is very dangerous, as Reus said and who overall” has a lot of quality “as Rose assessed:” You defend aggressively and have one with Miralem Pjanic outstanding player. “In front of the Bosnian who had just moved from FC Barcelona to the Bosporus, in front of ex-Borussia player Michy Batshuayi, in front of the outside Rachid Ghezzal and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, the coach expressed respect:” We already know what’s on us comes to. But we also have quality. We’re very strong on the offensive and want to bring that onto the pitch tomorrow too. ”
A key factor after the wild 4-3 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and nine goals conceded in four Bundesliga games will be the defensive performance of the team. “That affects the whole team,” emphasized offensive player Reus, addressing the “big gaps” and was optimistic: “I’m in good spirits that we can change it.”
Goals conceded: “That makes us mad”
Since Saturday there haven’t been many units in which Rose could make further corrections for the “joint task”. At least a video analysis and a conversation about the “game with the ball, in which the game against the ball begins” was on the program. The coach is “not at all satisfied” with the current record of conceding goals. On the contrary: “That makes us mad.” Rose rightly emphasized that BVB “still got a few points” so far. And that would be the best result late on Wednesday evening.