The professionals of Borussia Dortmund are predominantly behind after the international matches. BVB sports director Michael Zorc has closely watched the games of the stars. A problem of lack of freshness, he sees in view of the upcoming match in the Bundesliga against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Saturday, 18:30 clock) not.
The time interval between the internationals and the top match against Gladbach was "sufficient", so Zorc opposite the "kicker". Benevolently, he also took note of the comparatively short playing time of the last tired wing-winger, Jadon Sancho, in the English selection.
"It was clear that Jadon needed a break, he played in the first match against the Czech Republic, played 73 minutes, and he lost significantly less to Bulgaria, so that was good," he said 57-year-old. Sancho was only used as a joker in Sofia.
The situation is quite different with Julian Brandt, who has a difficult time in Dortmund under Lucien Favre and does not always count to the starting lineup. Both against Argentina (2: 2) and against Estonia (3: 0) allowed the offensive player ran from the start.
For the former Leverkusen player, the games were "good for his rhythm", Zorc said. On Saturday, Brandt is one of the candidates for the storm center at BVB. There, the trained midfielder was used in the Champions League match at Slavia Prague (2: 0).
Finally, a use of the last failed due to Achilles tendon complaints Paco Alcácer remains questionable. As an option, coach Lucien Favre also has Mario Götze, Thorgan Hazard and Jacob Bruun Larsen.