Borussia Dortmund have started this season in an incredible form, however the German side can’t seem to keep their performances up
Their emphatic start to the season set club and league records, but it has taken just a few weeks for things to reach a critical point for Borussia Dortmund, GOAL reports.
They have managed to win only 2 out of their last 9 games in all competitions. They are close to elimination in the Champions League, after only drawing against APOEL, and they are about to visit Bayern Munich on Saturday, which will again be a tough game for BVB.
Their start to the season was fantastic: 6 wins out their first 7 Bundesliga matches. In this period, Dortmund scored 21 goals and conceded only 2. It seemed like the club’s new coach Peter Bosz has done a good job putting the team together.
Capitalising on Bayern’s struggles under Carlo Ancelotti, they were touted as title contenders by the media, but their decline has coincided with the Jupp Heynckes-led revival in Bavaria and they have quickly become a club in crisis, GOAL continues.
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With that in mind, staying in the domestic title race will become crucial to ensure their season doesn’t turn into a complete disaster.
Their next game against Bayern could be decisive, as Dortmund was 5 points ahead of Heynckes’ side just a month ago and a defeat now would put them 6 points behind.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Jachim Watzke said to Bild, they’re not a contender to Bayern, even when his side were sitting at the top: “The question is always: what will happen with Bayern? When they recover their form, we have no chance.”
Watzke updated his point with Bayern Munich now on a six-game winning run. He told Sky: “Obviously, once the atmospheric problems between the coach and the team have been resolved, they are stable again.
“If Bayern Munich are stable, then that means they can win everything,” he added.
With that kind of mentality, Dortmund has little to no chance of winning against Bayern. Bad news for the fans, as another loss could see them fall to the point of no return.