Düsseldorf (AP) – For the Supercup game between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, BVB sports director Michael Zorc described the German record champion as a role model.

“Last season at FC Bayern, under the leadership of Hansi Flick, we saw a special willingness to bring one hundred percent on the field in every situation. And of course we want to develop in this direction,” Zorc told the Frankfurter Allgemeine. Sunday newspaper “.

After contracting 16-year-old Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, BVB has continued its youth cult, but Zorc especially likes the mix. “We already know that as the address for the best youth players in Europe we have developed a trademark, maybe even a small unique selling point. The joy and confidence I feel when I look at this team is based on the balance I see” , said Zorc. “At least as important as the acquisition of Jude Bellingham was the transfer of Thomas Meunier, who has a lot of experience, a top mentality and enormous physical robustness,” said the sports director of BVB.

Zorc cannot understand coach Lucien Favre’s repeated criticisms. “I told you from top to bottom all last season that we don’t have a coaching conversation at BVB, but apparently nobody wanted to hear that. talk about it all the time. deal. “

Zorc considers the new season in the Champions League with the currently applicable Corona rules not feasible. “In fact, the legal requirements are still lacking to be able to play these games at all,” said Zorc. “If we compete in a risk area in the Champions League on Wednesday, which is likely to be the case in more than half of the major cities involved, then the fundamentals must be in place so that we can play in the Bundesliga again on Saturday.”

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