Marco Rose is looking forward to his 100th Bundesliga game as head coach. BVB clearly wants to take second place in the game against Bochum. The young Bynoe-Gittens will soon make his debut in the top eleven.
There is obviously a bit more gray hair, not only because of his first season with BVB, “and it’s not only gray, but also less. You can see it from above. Marco Rose (45) is about to play his 100th Bundesliga game as head coach and despite all the stress of this “privileged job”, “gratitude wins, even if it’s hard at times.” . Rose’s enthusiasm for her work continued. Days like Saturday provide energy.
BVB versus Bochum – football’s heart beats faster in the Ruhr area
Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Bochum (3.30pm, live on Sky), 81 365 fans at Signal Iduna Park, emotionally charged atmosphere, black and yellow against blue and white, football’s heart beats a little faster than usual in the Ruhr Area Coach, this is the first game played against such a background, ”says Rose’s colleague Thomas Reis. “Being allowed to stand out is something special. The Ruhr Derby is unique in itself. “
Even if the excitement gave Reis some gray hair: the VfL had a great season as a promoted team. Mathematically, the relegating position with an eight-point lead three laps to go has not completely disappeared from view. However, Bochum may decide to stay in the Bundesliga on Saturday, which would be more than a decent success. “I know Reisi very well because we’ve been training football together. He brought the club back to life, ”says Rose.
BVB coach Marco Rose: “… then I will step in”
Borussia felt that in the first leg (1-1), a thrilling and intense duel B1 in which BVB was definitely better and VfL with goalkeeper Manuel Riemann passionately and skillfully saved his goal.
Rose talked a lot internally about how the lively Borussia Dortmund ended the season, what “last impression is not important” the eleven had left. So far, she says, “I don’t have a feeling that the air is outside. We have to prove it with the hall full and make our fans happy. If we relax somehow, I’ll step in.
Great euphoria around opponents of BVB VfL Bochum
A minimum goal, qualifying for the Champions League, is assured, the sixth runner-up in ten years is only one point away. Rose knows that this is not a reason to celebrate despite the national Bundesliga record: “To be second in the competition you need to score those points first”, there can be up to 72, but the goal is of course one: “We want to adapt to gradually have a chance to attack at the top ”.
As close to each other as the locations are apart, the requirements are divergent. While the potential runner-up is dissatisfied with the present and very busy with the future, the mood 18 kilometers further west – despite two consecutive losses and three goals without a goal – could not get any better. The euphoria surrounding the VfL reminds some observers of the great European Cup nights long ago, after long spells with the attributes of “not relegated” and “not promoted”, Bochum wants to strengthen itself. Also in Dortmund.
BVB youth Jamie Bynoe-Gittens will make his debut in the opening XI
BVB is vulnerable to counterattacks, Reis said, demanding: “In every match, the opponent has to feel that we absolutely want the ball.” Sounds like derby time. And one or the other gray hair among the coaches.
As for staff, Blacks and Yellows are still walking on their gums. “We have the ability to change little things. But in the end, the band is getting together right now, ”says Rose. In addition to long-term injuries (Morey, Meunier, Tigges, Reyna), Mahmoud Dahoud, Mats Hummels, Donyell Malen, Thorgan Hazard and Gregor Kobel are also absent. Emre Can is serving a yellow card suspension, but Axel Witsel returns. The young man Jamie Bynoe-Gittens will soon make his debut at the beginning of the eleven.
Here’s how BVB can play against VfL Bochum:
Hitz – Wolf, Akanji, Zagadou, Guerreiro – Witsel, Bellingham – Brandt, Reus, Bynoe-Gittens – Haaland