Even though Dortmund are four points behind Bayern Munich, Dede, who won two titles with the club is certain they’ll fight for the trophy. Victory against them would stretch it even further.
“We want to get back into the Champions League”.
Assuming many of Dortmund’s key attacking players won’t star on Thursday, the responsibilities will fall on the likes of Adnan Januzaj and Jonas Hofmann on either wing to support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with goals.
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“PAOK will want to impress us especially in such a heated atmosphere”.
Dortmund have already played 13 competitive matches this season and Tuchel, who could hand a debut to 16-year-old defender Patrick Fritsch, cited this heavy workload as a reason – along with the Bayern fixture – for his decision to rotate.
Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists his side are not capable of ending Bayern Munich’s domination over the course of a Bundesliga season, ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash.
Under new coach Thomas Tuchel, Dortmund are unbeaten with five league wins, but have drawn their last two games and Watzke rejects the notion that they are “hunting” Bayern.
“We wanted to give a few players this break”.
The 27-year-old has netted a remarkable 10 goals in his last three appearances in all competitions, including a hat-trick in the 5-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night, and Muller reckons at the moment it is just a matter of getting the ball to Lewandowski and waiting for the striker to finish.
“We need to be physically at 100 percent in both games (PAOK and Bayern) and we need to have a fully fit team on both occasions”.