Bayern Munich have won the German Bundesliga for 9 consecutive seasons and have practically reduced the rest teams in the Bundesliga to scrambling for second position and the DFB Pokal cup, which is the domestic cup in German football.
However, as the German Bundesliga starts this weekend, Borussia Dortmund should been harboring hopes of toppling the perennial champions, Bayern Munich, which as it stands, will be a very difficult but yet, an achievable task.
Borussia Dortmund, sold one of their best players, in the person of Jadon Sancho. The club parted way with their star man for a whopping $100 million + add-ons, after Manchester United matched Dortmund’s asking prize for the England international.
Dortmund, also, have a new manager at the helm of affairs after a pretty underwhelming season last time out. Despite this changes in the club, if Dortmund can get their acts together, Bayern Munich can be stopped from winning the the German Bundesliga for a tenth season in a row, which will extend the record that the Bavarian giants have already set.
In this article, we take a look at some of the reasons why Borussia Dortmund can stop Bayern Munich from absolute dominance of German football. Below, we outline some reasons why Dortmund can achieve this very difficult task.
Reasons Why Borussia Dortmund Could Win The Bundesliga Next Season.
1. New Manager.
Marco Rose is known to be very intense in training to get the best of the players but also is friendly and interactive with the players, the players seem to have a good relationship with Rose as shown a few times in training.
Rose is also a student of Klopp, the style in which his teams play are intense and with a purpose. As seen many times during the friendlies, BVB have been pressing intensely in the attacking areas of the pitch, meaning we could see the Klopp way of playing from Rose.
2. Erling Braut Haaland
41 goals in 41 games last season, Erling Haaland is the striker most clubs dream of having, he may have had a poor pre season however, Haaland is just bound to score at least 25+ goals by his style of play, with him as a striker, Borussia Dortmund have a big chance of winning the Bundesliga.
3. New tactics
Borussia Dortmund have used a number of new tactics from the 4-2-3-1 to the 4-1-2-1-2, the last of which seems to the primary tactic for next season, this tactic is unique and worked very well in pre season when deployed, it allows attacking full-backs to dominate the wings.
It leaves a lot of room in the middle of the park for players like Jude Bellingham and Julian Brandt to show their quality, the defence is protected with a lone dm, when used right it can be a dangerous and title winning tactic.
4. Malen x Haaland.
Dony Malen joined Dortmund from PSV and the partnership with Haaland promises to be one of the most exciting strike partners next season, these two are bound to rip up the Bundesliga next season, both have insane pace, great finishing, Malen will be able to provide the assists for Erling, everything looks to the duo as winning the league.
5. Defensive improvement.
One thing about Borussia Dortmund in pre season, especially in the final friendly against Bologna is how well they have improved defensively, there seems to be a actual structure when we are defending and the players seem to know their roles.
This was something we rarely saw in the last few seasons under Favre, the defence look like a actual unit, the strikers and advanced midfielders are pressing from the front and this is something Rise drilled into the players from Day 1, with a competent defence we could challenge.
6. Gregor Kobel.
Kobel did not concede a goal in pre season, he looked very confident and was a presence in the BVB goal, compare this to Roman Burki in pre season and the season before he lacked confidence and was very poor, Dortmund seem as if they have a GK to win the league with.
7. Young Talent Depth
Once again Borussia Dortmund’s academy and recruitment has provided the football club with some incredible youth talents that can be great squad depth options and even big players for the season, Kamara, Reyna, Moukoko Coulibaly and Knauff for example could play massive roles this season.
Main Reason For Borussia Dortmund Not To Win The Bundesliga
Injuries FC, happens every year and has also started this years as well, Zagadou, Hummels, Can, Guerreiro, Coulibaly and Meuiner have all experienced injury or illness already this season.
If players at Dortmund can stay fit, they will definitely have a chance at glory this season to end Bayern Munich dominance.