Flattering words instead of verbal attacks before the league summit – Borussia Dortmund let the statements from the direction of FC Bayern Munich before the kick-off on Saturday night (6:30 pm / Sky) cold. "It does not matter what is said before a game, it does not matter who is the favorite in the game and you do not lead 1-0," said BVB manager Michael Zorc on Thursday.
Previously, Uli Hoeness had said after the 2-0 win against Munich in the Champions League against AEK Athens: "We do not drive as a favorite to Dortmund, but as outsiders for the first time in a long time." Most recently, the Munich came in the 2011/2012 season as a pursuer to the former leader Dortmund and had to congratulate them at the end of the season of the Bundesliga to the championship.
Favre: "We want to win every game"
FC Bayern currently have four points behind, but on Saturday it could only be one – seven in the event of a defeat. "We enjoy our situation," admitted Zorc, but limited at the same time, however: "Decisive but is the track over 34 games."
And Dortmund coach Lucien Favre, no friend loud sounds, said on Thursday quite factually: "We want to win every game." For this to succeed on Saturday, the Swiss demands that "we cleverly attack, press and defend very intelligently."
Roman Bürki's commitment is not endangered
What makes the difference, clarified Dortmund's new midfield strategist Axel Witsel. He praised the opponent in an interview with "bundesliga.de" on Thursday, but at the same time emphasized his own strengths. "The Bavarians have an advantage over us in terms of experience and pressure, but our young players bring a bit of madness to our game and this madness can trigger incredible things on the pitch."
At the Dortmund could Abdou Diallo, who missed the BVB at VfL Wolfsburg (1-0) and in the Champions League defeat against Atlético Madrid (0-2) because of an adductor strain could return to the four-back line. "We have to wait," said Favre. However, Roman Bürki's effort is not likely to be endangered, even though the goalkeeper pulled a thigh bruise against Madrid and limped out of the stadium. Favre said with a shrug, "I have no news, we have to wait for the training."