Football - BVB, thanks to Hummels, on the rise - Sport 2

Football – BVB, thanks to Hummels, on the rise – Sport

Dortmund (AP) – Kantersieg vs. Leverkusen, outstanding performances against Barcelona – Borussia Dortmund enjoys increased self-confidence in Sunday's match (18.00) at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Although his team against Messi and Co. despite a great superiority in the second half did not succeed, assessed BVB coach Lucien Favre as a catalyst for the tasks ahead. "We have to take positive things with us, six, seven chances against Barça are good."

Especially on the defensive, the BVB has recently shown a significantly improved form. This is also a merit of the repatriated Mats Hummels. The question of whether the last defender Dortmund deserved a return to the team of the DFB, therefore believes Favre justified: "It would be deserved, without discussion, but it's not our business," commented the Swiss football teacher.

Athletic Director Michael Zorc said: "I have a clear opinion about it.Mats Hummels is the best central German defender for me.As I said before the season, I say it now and I think I'll repeat it in 2020. The national coach has to decide at the end. "

However, he is currently less than good for Hummels for another world champion in Dortmund in 2014. Also, against Frankfurt, Mario Götze is unlikely to be used in starting training. After all, Favre had already given up on previous games, even a substitution of the noble technician. "I have nothing against Mario, ask him, he knows it," replied the coach to questions about his relations with Gotze.

Favre recalled last season, in the Götze of a reservist become a regular player. "Now, the weeks start with three games each, so we need all the team pros and even the players who are not playing at the moment are at a very high level," Favre said.

In Frankfurt, the Swiss football professor must again give up national player Nico Schulz, whose foot injury is still not used. In addition, Mateu Morey and alternate Marwin Hitz are still missing. If rear-end defender Lukasz Piszczek returns to the team, Favre revealed: "We have to see him, but he's trained again."

Despite Frankfurt's 3-0 defeat by FC Arsenal on Thursday in the Europa League, Favre warned his pros against their opponents: "In the end, it was a 0-3, but that was not the truth, Frankfurt had very good You have a very dangerous team. "