Transfer party in Dortmund
Borussia lost 3 key players in this summer – Mats Hummels, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan. Definitely, all of them are superb footballers, and they will be great signings for every team. But Borussia was fantastically active in transfer window. Emre Mor, Ousmane Dembele, Marc Bartra, Raphael Guerreiro, Andre Schurrle, Sebastien Rode and Mario Gotze. Super Mario couldn’t become the starting player for Bayern Munich and returned to his former club.
Why will Bayern have some problems in this season?
The new manager is Carlo Ancelotti - great football player and one of the most famous coaches in the world. Bayern Munich was always playing attacking football in van Gaal’s time, in Jupp Heinckes’ time, and in Josep Guardiola’s time being coach. But Carlo is the Italian, who doesn’t love to play so much only offensively. Italian coaches do their accents on defense too (Konte, Ancelotti, Allegri, even Ranieri in Leicester City). Bayern’s players need to get used to play with the other tactics this season.
Why not to speak about other clubs? Situation in Bundesliga reminds of La Liga many years ago. Barcelona and Real Madrid were fully dominating and no one else couldn’t conquer with them for the champions title. When we speak about possible champions in Bundesliga – we mean only Bayern and Borussia.
Bayern Munich win the German Bundesliga 1/8
Borussia Dortmund - 7/1