Blazing a Bundesliga trail in 2023, Borussia Dortmund is beginning to revive memories of glories past as Edin Terzic’s band of brothers continue to build on their New Year bond in Black and Yellow. Impressive run rekindles fond memories for Borussia Dortmund faithful. A 100 per cent start to the year on the domestic front equates to six straight wins in the league and DFB Cup, numbers last seen in Dortmund at this stage of a season back in 2011/12.
Impressive run rekindles fond memories for Borussia Dortmund faithful
In that glorious campaign, Jürgen Klopp led BVB to a Bundesliga and Pokal double having started the second half of the season in similarly victorious form. This time around, Die Schwarzgelben are shaking things up with a mesmerising mix of electric youth and steady experience in a squad that has coach Terzic bursting with pride.
Able to summon replacements such as Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and Anthony Modeste from among his substitutes spoke of strength in depth previously unknown to Terzic, and most of the division in fact. Following the 2-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen at the end of last month, the 40-year-old tactician boasted:
“That was the best bench Borussia Dortmund ever had.”
“They were almost all national players sitting [among the subs],” he said. “It’s a tough decision for me [but] we don’t want to win games [only] with the starting XI, we want to achieve our goals as a [squad]. I much prefer that to the team forming itself,” the Borussia boss continued.