It is the images that remain of a spectacular event are always. Like Achraf Hakimi rises to his goal to the 3:2 on a Advertising banner in front of the imposing Dortmund's South stand and the arms spread as he wanted to one day after his 21st birthday. Birthday take off and never land.
Or how the already unusually active Lucien Favre after the final whistle in isolation cheers.
Black-and-yellow bliss everywhere after the heroic Comeback against Inter Milan on Tuesday evening in the Champions League. A few minutes after the end of the Game Favre is sitting at the media conference, analyzed objectively, speaks quietly and in a crazy game. "We were already before the break well, but were 0:2 behind, Inter is a strong Team." After the break, Dortmund have made the offense more, with a lot of possession, with the patience, Tempo, and intensity. "It was a very, very nice game," said Favre.
The violent allegations
62-year-old Favre, he has long since proven to be an excellent football teacher. He makes players better and more expensive, clubs bigger and more successful. But the reputation attached to him in Germany, to be a fellow, complicated, and doubtful, and anxious. In Berlin and Gladbach to be the end was ugly, but his most difficult battle he experienced in Dortmund. And it doesn't look as if he would this time give up.
article as a goodbye lyrics
In the process, serious doubts accompany him for almost a year. The very weak performance at Inter (0:2) and Schalke (0:0) triggered recent article of well-informed journalists, who came as a farewell texts therefore. Favre would lack of restraint in club and Team, he will communicate insufficient and not fit for the BVB , it was said, the team have developed, and games haphazardly, it was hand football brakes. Things that could affect the Swiss pretty lonely. Especially as the club management is not gave the impression to support the coach unconditionally.
The powerful managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke about writes in mid-October published book, "Real love – a life with the BVB": "Perhaps it would have been better if we had replaced the whole team and not the coach. Because as a coach, it was clear to me, we would never get again, good players already." It's his friend Jürgen Klopp, of the Act and is, in essence, the opposite of Favre's. And "Kloppo", this is a passionate Tomboy who celebrates in Liverpool was a great success, to mourn for you in Dortmund.
wizard or procrastinator?
Even at the beginning of last week, Favre stood hard on the Offside, in English, there is an appropriate expression for this Situation: "Dead Man Walking". To be an employee, therefore, is on the verge of being dismissed. Name of possible and impossible successors were offered for sale, Jose Mourinho and Ralf Rangnick, however, Favre was able within a week a remarkable escape. 2:1 in the Cup against League Leader Gladbach, thanks to two late goals from Julian Brandt, 3:0 in the League against the previously unbeaten Wolfsburg, now this 3:2 against Inter Milan.
And Favre is a winner. A magician instead of a procrastinator. It goes fast, especially fast in the Bundesliga. Black or White. The success against Inter is for Favre is also a satisfaction, because he has beaten Antonio Conte one of the greatest Masterminds of football. Conte's match plan was to lead, as a few weeks ago in Barcelona, as the Inter to break even 3:0 would have, after a 1:0 but 1:2 lost.
"So we can't play our game."Lucien Favre
His Team went out in Dortmund again, the juice, the key players are tired, the squad is a little wide, this is exactly what the Coach complained on a regular basis. "We have to correct our mistakes in the planning quickly," he says. "So we can't play our game."
The starting position in group F behind Barcelona, however, remains exciting. Dortmund has three points more than Inter, that would end in a tie, but thanks to the better balance from the direct encounters against Borussia. "Everything is possible," says Favre, "this is a super-group. Also Slavia Prague is very, very good."
Lucien Favre in the role of the Warners – in Dortmund, you will get used to never quite be in it. A celebrated Hero in the unleashed gallery was already Real-Madrid-on loan from Achraf Hakimi, who has now scored four out of five Champions League goals this season. As An Outside Defender. "He plays very, very aggressively," says Favre, "he can feel the situations, class and a lot of courage." Like Favre, because there is no Coaching is to brake with the hand, the defensively negligent Hakimi rear right set up.
Anyway: The criticism is silenced, the Wind has quickly turned. Perhaps you will claim at some point, the 3:2 against Inter Milan at the beginning of November was the turning point in the complex relationship Favre's to Borussia. But there is more, always more, on the Saturday of the classic is in the crisis-ridden Bayern have changed coach. Hans-Joachim Watzke reports to the ecstatic night against Inter: "We are ready for Bayern."
Lucien Favre says it will be difficult in Munich, very, very.
Created: 07.11.2019, 15:03 p.m.