Be afraid, “Real”! How is “Borussia” transformed

Be afraid, “Real”! How is “Borussia” transformed
The new coach, Yarmolenko and other components of the success of Dortmund “Borussia”.

“Borussia” last season took only third place in the Bundesliga, conceding even “RB Leipzig”. The team went through an exciting summer. Thomas Tuchel was asked to leave, Usman Dembele escaped with a scandal, the new coach was Peter Bosch, who did not work in the top club, and the most expensive newcomer was decorated with Andrei Yarmolenko. More questions than confidence.

“Borussia” responded with a phenomenal game and the best result in history. Five wins in six games with a total goal difference of “+18”. Such a start Dortmund did not even know when he dominated in the fifties. Club record from the new coach. Accident or regularity? Let’s try to understand.

Bezbashenny Bosch

Be afraid, “Real”! How is “Borussia” transformed
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Ex-trainer “Ajax” Peter Bosch was skeptical in Dortmund. His “Ajax” reached the final of the League of Europe with luck, but eventually remained without a title in the Netherlands. Bosch’s main advantage over competitors is the development of young people. It was he who brought Sanchez, Classen and Ridevald to the next level, which Ajax sold for 70 million pounds in one summer.

Bosch is an ardent supporter of the attacking football. It’s not even Jurgen Klopp. Full forward – the defense will wait. Plus incredible self-confidence.

“I will be successful, and” Borussia “will show a decent football. I will remember the times in “Ajax”, but I want to look only forward, “the coach said at the first press conference.

Very high defense and insane pressure

Be afraid, “Real”! How is “Borussia” transformed
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From the first matches it became clear that the “Borussia” departs from the counter-attacking style of the game. Last season at Tuchel the team owned the ball on average 58% of the playing time. Now – already 65%! Seven percent is not an error, but a huge difference for such a statistical indicator.

The scenario of matches in the Bundesliga was almost always the same. “Borussia” from the first minute takes the ball under control and methodically loosens the defense. If that: even at “Barcelona” now the percentage of possession of the ball in the Example is slightly less – 63%.

Another tactical innovation is a very high line of defense. Here, Bosch acts as a daredevil innovator. He is not afraid to take risks, although he has rather slow central defenders. Papastathopoulos, Toprak and, of course, Bartra. You really did not forget how Bail ran off him? There are doubts on this system and the famous German defender Lothar Matthaus in the past.