BVB storm: turbulence in the Dortmund attack

Updated on 01/05/2023 at 4:47 p.m.

  • Everything could be so beautiful at BVB: Sébastien Haller returns, Marco Reus also survived his injury.
  • Other Storm colleagues make negative headlines in the background.

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Borussia Dortmund can confidently record the start of training as a success: new assistant coach Armin Reutershahn has completed his first session, and a number of recently injured players have finally been able to return.

There was also other good news. The mood ahead of the flight to Marbella training camp on Friday could be as good as it hasn’t been for a long time – weeks after the sporting disappointments ahead of the winter break. If there weren’t a few disturbing nuances that particularly affect part of the team.

Return of Sebastien Haller

The best surprise of the working week came from Sébastien Haller. In a brief but moving statement, the striker addressed the BVB community and spoke about his return to training. After two operations and chemotherapy, the center forward hopes to catch up with his colleagues quickly, the newspaper “Bild” even mentions a return in the first match of the return series against FC Augsburg in just over two weeks.

It should actually be reasonably close, after all, the 28-year-old has a six-month training deficit. But even a team nomination would be a strong signal. Haller’s possible return to the back row would certainly increase the options and quality of attack in one fell swoop.

In this regard, his upcoming return, like that of Marco Reus, who was able to train with the team for the first time in weeks, is definitely cause for confidence.

More stories about Reyna

In addition to these two positive stories, there are also some disruptive fires blazing in the background. The World Cup group between Gio Reyna and his national coach Gregg Berhalter is apparently taking a new turn. US broadcaster “ESPN” reports allegations of blackmail by Reyna’s parents, Claudio and Danielle, against Berhalter, including abuse and domestic violence.

“During the World Cup someone contacted US Soccer and said they had information about me that would ‘destroy’ me; an apparent attempt to use something very personal from long ago to end to my relationship with US Soccer,” Berhalter wrote. on Twitter.

It may not affect BVB as a club, but it remains to be seen how Reyna, who is only 20, can handle these new twists.

Moukoko also remains in the spotlight

Antoine Modeste and Youssoufa Moukoko are also more or less voluntarily in the spotlight at the moment: One, Modeste, caused a stir with a few inconsiderate posts on social networks. The former Cologne native mocked the awarding of ‘his’ number 27 shirt to new Cologne resident Davie Selke and was punished enough for it – also on social media.

The other, Moukoko, remains the subject of public debate due to his unresolved contractual situation and even reportedly provided some kind of ultimatum from his employer. “Of course we want to make the decision in good time. It is important that everyone involved is clear,” said Kehl of the “Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung”.

The media had recently caused a stir, claiming that Moukoko turned down an alleged six million euro offer from Borussia. The 18-year-old immediately defended himself against it. “I will never accept such a lie about me,” Moukoko wrote on Instagram. “Even though I am still young, I will not be swayed by my decision about my future.”

Rumors also about the painting

Recently, there have been rumors about Spain’s interest in the national player. As the usually well-informed editors of ‘The Athletic’ write, Chelsea are also considering signing Moukoko.

On the other hand, rumors of a return to PSV Eindhoven for Donyell Malen, who is still not happy at Dortmund, seem almost harmless: the Dutch are looking for Cody Gakpo, who moved to Liverpool, and could apparently imagine a loan deal . for Malen. As ‘Ruhr Nachrichten’ reports, BVB don’t want to give up on the player – at least this winter.

Sources used:

  • bild.de: Haller surprises at BVB
  • espn.com: Danielle Reyna spoke to US Soccer about Gregg Berhalter domestic violence incident
  • waz.de: Sebastian Kehl talks about Youssoufa Moukoko (paid content)
  • ruhrnachrichten.de Topklub has BVB professional Donyell Malen top of the list (paid content)

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