Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop break down Jadon Sancho makes Dortmund more threatening, and why playing out England is very good because of him personally.
BVB have set the secondbest Hinrunde album in Lucien Favre’s first season at the Westfalenstadion together with 42 points following the 17 games. Only inside their own championship-winning season under Jurgen Klopp in 2010-11, these certainly were better (43 points).
Reus, 29, told ZDF following the match:”Of course, you want to become German champions,” adding:”That is why all of us play football. Also, today’s game showed that we have a long way to proceed but I am incredibly happy with the particular team. They left today of what was left in the tank on the pitch, everything. Specially in the 2nd half, it had been a matter of will power. But we remained patient and played with football against a Gladbach side that’s excessively dangerous on the counter and are very good at building by the back”
The Black and Yellows bounced straight back after enduring their first Bundesliga defeat away to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Tuesday, restoring the guide near the peak of the desk to nine points across the Foals. Bayern Munich have a chance to move into 2nd place and continue within six points of their team leaders with a win away to fifth-placed Frankfurt on Saturday before the winter break.
Borussia Dortmund have their best midseason point total since their 2010-11 name year.
Reus, who scored the winning goal in the 54th minute, warned that it’s still too early to talk about who is favourites to win the name. He told Eurosport following the game:”So far only half the cake was eaten, I would state. We need to stay calm and keep healthier. If we continue to work together and are spared from harms, then a lot is potential “
The Germany international discovered compliments because of his teammate Jadon Sancho, who opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a shot by a very narrow angle.
He said:”Jadon Sancho is such a terrific player. Some times it is rather hard to believe that he’s only 18. In modern football, you absolutely need players that could be at a couple of players with a dribble. His targets and aids are a significant help. He’s come to be exceptionally important for us”
The English international scored his sixth Bundesliga goal of this season beside his list of seven assists.
Meanwhile, BVB’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was very relieved about the win, telling colleagues:”Frankly, my entire xmas was depending on the win”
The Bundesliga will proceed on hiatus following this weekend.