Munich (dpa) – Record national player Lothar Matthäus wants a brave line-up from BVB coach Lucien Favre for the top Bundesliga game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich on Saturday (6.30pm / Sky).
“If Favre finally wants to end his Bayern curse, he has to play offensively,” the Sky expert told the German news agency on Friday: “I hope he doesn’t bring players like Jadon Sancho to the second half this time. players simply shouldn’t sit on the couch in a game like this. “
Favre is “a great coach and Dortmund is not up to FC Bayern’s level”, said Matthäus: “But the game is certainly important to him too. If BVB loses again, they will say: Favre gets another big. Game lost. “How to face the problems of Munich despite the 2: 6 in the Champions League, FC Salzburg has long shown. “They showed it for an hour, but then they ran out of power,” said Matthäus. “That should not happen to Dortmund.”
For the captain of the 1990 World Cup, FC Bayern is currently “the best team in the world. But if they have a weakness at the moment, it is the many goals against Dortmund. Dortmund has to pinprick,” said the 59-year-old: “You have to. But then. also fit the other side: stop the Bayern offensive, because it is of course sensational. “
However, Dortmund has recently “improved a lot defensively. And they had a good balance in Bruges. They were brave and still played to zero. If this balance is right, you have the chance to win against Bayern Munich on a good day. “
Nevertheless, the Munich team are favorites for their former captain on Saturday and in the title fight. “If Bayern doesn’t screw up, no other team has a chance. You have to acknowledge that, the way Bayern plays at the moment and how they are set up at the club,” said Matthäus.