The preparation for the new season is not under a good star in Dortmund. One BVB professional after the other falls out with a torn muscle fiber. Now goalkeeper Gregor Kobel (25) has also been hit. The Swiss threatens to miss the start of the new season.
Head coach Edin Terzić (40) does not like the conditions in Las Vegas at all. “Of course it doesn’t help on the surface here either, which is very hard. But we want to tackle that, these places can also wait for us in the season,” said the football coach Picture – Newspaper quoted.
Newcomer Felix Nmecha (22) also sat out recently due to thigh problems. is particularly painful the end of defensive ace Nico Schlotterbeck who may be unavailable to Terzić for several weeks due to knee problems.
Use of Kobel in the first Bundesliga game unlikely
Now also Kobel: The number one of the vice champions withdrew in the Test match against Manchester United (3:2) suffered a slight torn muscle fiber in Las Vegas. Although the keeper was due to play 90 minutes against the Premier League club, he made way for his deputy Alexander Meyer (32) at the break.
Due to Kobel’s injury, the Schleswig-Holsteiner now has a good chance of guarding the goal for the Black and Yellows, at least in the DFB Cup against TSV Schott Mainz (12 August, 3.30 p.m.).
Alexander Meyer is ready to replace Kobel
According to the medical staff, Kobel could be absent for up to ten days. Even if the Swiss national player gets fit again more quickly, Terzić shouldn’t take any risks against the regional league team and rely on Meyer. Especially since the 32-year-old proved last season that you can rely on him.
In addition, BVB are currently missing offensive players Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (18, training after shoulder surgery) and Giovanni Reyna (20, leg injury). The selection for the upcoming test matches with Chelsea (3 August, 2.30 a.m. CEST) and Ajax Amsterdam (6 August, 5 p.m.) is becoming increasingly smaller.