It has not been the perfect of begins to the season for Borussia Dortmund. The Black and Yellows recorded an emphatic win over Eintracht Frankfurt of their opening league sport, nevertheless it’s been a rocky trip since then.
In midweek, Marco Rose’s aspect misplaced to rivals Bayern Munich within the German Tremendous Cup, and have now misplaced back-to-back matches after struggling defeat to Freiburg within the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Regardless of purring within the first sport, Erling Haaland has been a pale shadow of himself in his final two matches. The Norwegian objective machine, like lots of his teammates, seems to be struggling to seek out his deadly kind.
Whereas the battle for objectives is a real concern, Dortmund look disorganised on the again as effectively, having conceded 5 objectives of their final two matches.
Freiburg shock Dortmund
On Saturday, Rose’s aspect seemed out of depth, as a well-motivated Freiburg group claimed all of the spoils within the Black Forest.
Dortmund didn’t look as much as the duty proper from the get-go, and by no means recovered after conceding. Whereas Freiburg pushed ahead in numbers, the Black and Yellows merely had no solutions. The tip outcome was a 2-1 win for the house group, who outfought and outthought their extra fancied opponents on the day.
Dortmund can’t afford to repeat such a torpid efficiency once more. The departure of Jadon Sancho has left an enormous void of their assault. So supervisor Marco Rose should discover a fast repair earlier than Dortmund discover themselves trailing their rivals by an enormous margin.
Marco Rose struggling to make Borussia Dortmund tick
Borussia Dortmund experimented with Edin Terzic and Lucien Favre final season earlier than lastly selecting Marco Rose, whose spectacular work at Borussia Monchengladbach earned him his present job.
Nevertheless, the 44-year-old seems to be struggling to get the perfect out of his group. It’s nonetheless early days, however Dortmund’s capitulation towards Bayern and Freiburg is kind of troubling. It’s comprehensible when a group performs effectively and loses, nevertheless it’s fully totally different when the group seems with no character and little struggle.
Dortmund nonetheless boast a superb, youthful group, and there’s time to show issues round. Nevertheless, Marco Rose is certain to return below intense strain if the outcomes don’t enhance rapidly.