For me, Borussia Dortmund is the biggest flop of the season after the relegated team, whose names have not yet been decided! A big disappointment!
The fact that BVB are runners-up again is more due to the weakness of the Bundesliga. And less of their own strength.
Despite their own falls, FC Bayern could never be prevented from winning the 10th championship in a row. If Bayern falters, we want to be there – that phrase is now more joke than fact.
In the DFB Cup, the embarrassing end came in the Round of 16 against second division side St. Pauli.
In the Champions League, there were two first wins in a super easy group (with Ajax, Sporting Lisbon and Besiktas Istanbul), but the shameful early elimination followed.
In the Europa League, they then failed at Glasgow Rangers with a total of six goals in two games.
The 3-4 home defeat against Bochum on Saturday was like a reflection of the whole season. Erling Haaland scored three goals, they were lucky to have two penalties, they were leading 3-2 ten minutes before the end – then Bochum finally turned the tables. With all due respect to the climber – nonsense!
Two first forecast scenarios have become reality in Dortmund:
At no time during the season Marco Rose could prove he was the right coach for BVB. He failed even more clearly than his predecessors in the task of finally driving the sloppiness out of the team. 50 goals conceded is exactly as many as the penultimate Bielefeld counts.
The exit clause (which is extremely questionable for the coaches anyway) in the millions with which Dortmund took Rose to Gladbach ultimately produced only losers: Gladbach, Dortmund and the coach himself.
And: Haaland scored goals off the assembly line, but it was both a curse and a blessing for the club. When does he withdraw his release clause? where is he going Has his father been seen in Spain or England? These questions were often more important than the next game and created feverish excitement in which no success can thrive.
BVB should realize that release clauses and players who only want to stay for two years are not the way to go. He needs more continuity – otherwise there won’t be a title next year either. It doesn’t matter how many weaknesses Bayern allow themselves.