Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke professes the Bundesliga will not be able to survive if the ongoing season does not restart in a few months.
The Coronavirus pandemic forced the league to be postponed but there are reports that Bundesliga would be started and played behind the closed doors from May 9.
There are currently 3,059,081 confirmed cases and 211,202 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak around the world and a total of 6061 deaths in Germany.
Coronavirus affected and ruined globally and the crisis is set to impact all the sports organizations financially as Borussia Dortmund CEO Watzke prompted to start the season as soon as possible.
Talking to Sky Tv Watzke told”If we don’t play in the next few months, all of Bundesliga will go under and then there wouldn’t be a league in the way we know it,”
“Of course, many fans say: ‘There’s no desire for it, it’s not on television’, that is perfectly clear, but it’s about saving football!
“We are doing everything we can to get back to work as normal, we don’t want any specific treatment, definitely not, but we don’t want to be at a drawback either.
“Football can play a vital role in society in such a situation like this, but that’s not the question, we have to do the best we can to avoid that someone says football has special treatment.
“We don’t want to start with a special spot, but, again, you can’t compare football with any other popular sports from around the world, we want to do our jobs.”
Borussia Dortmund was second in the points table just four points behind the German champions Bayern Munich in Bundesliga until Coronavirus pandemic forced the league to be suspended.
Jorg Radek, deputy chairman of the German Police Trade Union, recently said that the Bundesliga is completely wrong if they believe that banning supporters and the fans in the stadium is enough to ensure public safety from the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Radek told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung “Maybe it is possible to control what is happening in the stadium. This does not apply to the public space in front of it. The stadiums become a potential target for fans who want to support their team,”
“That would be disastrous. We can’t have large bunch of supporters and fans outside the stadium gates. It’s not only impermissible but it would be imprudent as well.
“It becomes relevant to the police at that moment, we then have to ensure that the requirements that currently apply to behavior in public space are complied with: the requirement of a distance of one and a half meters, the ban on the assembly of large groups, the wearing of masks.
“We will have to step in terms of maintaining security and order if this is not guaranteed.
“I want to ensure that we as a police union are not basically against football games.
“I can also understand the scenario for many people to stop watching old international matches or old Bundesliga games, but we must not forget the special situation that we are all in – this includes the police.
“Games behind closed doors are a danger, even if the organizer does everything in the stadium that they could to ensure that hygiene regulations are observed in order to keep the risk of infection as low as possible.
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Werner will need time at Chelsea to show his qualities – Poulsen
Timo Werner has been a great signing for Chelsea. Poulsen said Werner will need time at Chelsea to show his qualities.
RB Leipzig player Yussuf Poulsen believes that Timo Werner should be given ample amount of time to show his potential at Chelsea.
Chelsea signed Werner with a transfer fee of 47.5 Million in June since then he has been a part of the team for a number of days but Werner believes it will take some time to show his strength and potential on the field.
While talking to Sport-Informations-Dienst Poulsen said “I think Timo will be a great striker in the Premier League over the next few years,”
“Of course, he has to connect with his team-mates on the field and have to understand league first; you can’t show all your qualities right away. But that will come in time.”
Timo Werner has shown his potential at Bundesliga and the Denmark international recorded his career-best season in the Bundesliga. Timo Werner helped RB Leipzig finish third in the league table. He scored 28 goals in 34 appearances for RB Leipzig and assisted his team-mates eight-time on the field.
Werner showed his class and potential in the Champions League by scoring four goals in eight matches that he played, helping his team RB Leipzig to secure quarter-finals of the competition, in which they will up against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon. The winner of the match will take on the winner between PSG and Atlanta in the semi-final of the Champions League.
Poulsen will be a key element for Leipzig in all upcoming fixtures and the Poulsen is really looking forward to the match and certainly, he will continue playing at the club.
he further added “At some point, I will definitely try something different, but I’m only 26 years old and at the moment I’m very happy in Leipzig,”
“If I had planned my career 10 years ago, I would certainly not have earmarked seven years in Leipzig, but I’ve been here that long now. When I signed, I hadn’t even heard of Leipzig”
“Once you’re there, you have the firm desire to go all the way to the final and win the title,” he said on the new knockout format for the Champions League.
“Sure, there are teams with a better chance on paper, but in football, there are always surprises.”
Sancho backed to follow footsteps of Beckham & Ronaldo at Man United
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Phil Neville believes that Jadon Sancho is capable of following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham at Manchester United.
Alex Ferguson era at Old Trafford is the best we have seen ever for Manchester United.
The big players like Ronaldo and Beckham starred down the right while Ryan Giggs is just phenomenal on the left, and that era was called as the golden era for Manchester United.
After the arrival of Solskjaer United moved to 4-3-2-1 formation, but Solskjaer still believed there is an area for improvement as wide men still unable to make many contributions in the game.
Neville also believes there is room for improvement, he said that he has impressed with the performance of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, and addition of Jadon Sancho in the squad will be a great fit for the Red Devils.
Solskjaer believes that they are close to signing the blockbuster deal for Borussia Dortmund star player Jadon Sancho.
Neville believes Sancho would be the best profile for a particular position in the squad.
Neville told The Webby and O’Neill Podcast “People are talking about Grealish, but now with Fernandes in there, do we need another number 10?
“I think the right-hand side is the biggest area where we need to improve. An out-and-out winger.
“You think about the great Man United sides, Beckham, Kanchelskis… Ronaldo played out there, Ole Gunnar played on the right-hand side.
“I think the right-hand side is the one that we have to look up. United haven’t really had anyone since Antonio Valencia really.
“Sancho can play out there and play really well. You’d say that’s someone who will fit the profile.
“You think Rashford and Greenwood, both British players, you think of Fernandes, he’s young and hungry – Sancho fits that.”
Neville has warned there is the area for improvement and its not easy to find and fix the holes in the squad and it will take time for Red Devils to become top contenders for the Premier League again.
He further added: “Well, if you think about it, the points difference over the last two years has been 25-30 points. So, it’s not just going to happen as easily as people think.
“United finishing third makes people believe that they’re going to challenge Man City and Liverpool.
The gap between the top two and the rest has been absolutely massive. What Man United has done is put themselves at the top of that next group who are capable of challenging the top two.
“You think to yourself – how are United going to make up 20 points? That’s a lot, that’s so much, six or seven games.
“So you think to yourself they need to be better defensively, the goalkeeper they can improve. David de Gea needs to get back to his best.
“But I think it’s at the top end of the pitch. Rashford, Martial, Greenwood, let’s get them 20 goals each, let’s start beating every team.”
Lewandowski names Klopp as his favorite manager
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Robert Lewandowski has rated Jurgen Klopp as his favourite manager, he described the german coach as a man with “two faces” – one of a caring father and one of an authoritative coach.
Klopp signed Robert Lewandowski to Borussia Dortmund from Lech Poznan in the summer transfer window of 2010, both together spent four seasons at Dortmund winning two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and reached the Champions League final. Robert Lewandowski has scored an impressive 103 goals in 187 appearances during that period.
The polish player moved to Bayern Munich in 2014, and Klopp made his managerial move to Liverpool a year later.
Lewandowski spent his first two years under the master tactician Pep Guardiola at Allianz Arena, who has been regarded as one of the best coaches in football history.
However, the Polish international rated Klopp ahead of the Guardiola as the best coach he has ever worked with.
Lewandowski told ESPN “I think…Jurgen Klopp [is my favorite] and after that Pep Guardiola. 100 percent.
“Klopp has two faces. You can see that he is kind of like a father, but the second part is like a coach, a manager. He can tell you everything – and I’m not speaking about the good things – about the bad things.
“Also for players, he is a huge motivation. He makes this perfect because he knows where there is this line where he can push you more or a little bit less.
“His performance as a coach is amazing, but not only as a coach but also as a man.”
Lewandowski is currently at the peak and enjoying one of the best seasons of his career to date, having hit 51 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions.
Robert Lewandowski will be back in action once Bayern resumes their latest Champions League campaign against the Blues(Chelsea) in the second leg tie of Champions League.
Bayern Munich is in a path for the treble as they already won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal, and they will be heading for a second leg tie with 3-0 lead against the Chelsea in Champions League.
Lewandowski further added “Chelsea have been playing great, very good. I don’t worry.
“We know that we are Bayern Munich and we have big respect for Chelsea. We know we are in good form and we know what happened in the first leg.
“We need to have a good first 20 minutes, but we are fresh after the break.