No, the hope is becoming a problem
With top talents on the offensive like Haaland, Sancho or Reyna you can shine in the Bundesliga, but that’s not enough for the Champions League in the long run. We will see that in the coming weeks. Because already now, after the bitter bankruptcy against Lazio Rome, Dortmund is under pressure in the premier class. And that is exactly what young, inexperienced players usually do not like.
Last Saturday at the Revierderby, the Dortmund’s four offensive players were on average 20.25 years old. That was enough against completely insecure Schalke players, but the ripped-off and internationally experienced troupe from St. Petersburg is a completely different category. For this game, Dortmund needs professionals who intervene and show the opponent immediately with cleverness that they want to keep the three points in Dortmund. Otherwise, the next disaster threatens after the Lazio bankruptcy.
The solution: Marco Reus. The experienced BVB captain was only substituted on Saturday against Schalke. If you want to get the curve internationally, he has to be in the starting lineup against Zenit and lead the boys. It is worth a try. Because that’s the only way for Dortmund to have a chance.