Dortmund’s coach says players shouldn’t get complacent

According to manager Lucien Favre, the BVB footballers should take the match about second-from-bottom team Hannover very seriously.

Borussia Dortmund is currently in first place of the German Bundesliga.

And on Saturday they will be playing against second-from-bottom in the table, Hannover 96.

Coach Lucien Favre has warned his players that this match has to be taken seriously.

“I have to warn everyone that the three points are far from secure. We need the same level of concentration that we had in Leipzig!” he told the club’s official website.

“While it’s true that Hannover lost their last match, I’ve seen a few games of theirs in which they’ve played really well.”

“For example, they drew 1-1 in Freiburg and had far more goal-scoring opportunities than their opponents,” he explained.

“This was against a Freiburg side that had just come off the back of 3-0 and 2-0 wins against Leipzig and Gladbach respectively. That tells you all you need to know.”

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But Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou are still out injured, with the possibility of Omer Toprak to play.

“He’s been training,” said Favre.

“We’ll have to wait until tomorrow.”

“It’s hard to give a precise answer. He’s been running during the week – the ball hasn’t been involved just yet, but he’s done a few sprints,” the manager said about Zagadou.

“It’s a good situation which we’re really happy with. He’ll get there step by step, but Saturday will come too soon.”

And the coach took the opportunity to update about injured Marco Reus.

“He’s trained all week. He’s doing well. That alone is really positive,” he concluded.


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