Before the Bundesliga match against Stuttgart, Dortmund coach Marco Rose spoke about the personnel situation – and also about Erling Haaland.
On Saturday, Marco Rose expects a VfB Stuttgart that “with a few returnees will be more like the Stuttgart of last season again”. BVB know “what we can expect”. Namely:“A team that basically comes through football. That plays very intense and aggressive against the ball, has individual quality in the midfield centre, a clear idea of how they want to play spaces.”
“Be ready” is therefore what his team must be, Rose demanded on Friday, and at the same time gave an update on the recently manageable personnel situation. Raphael Guerreiro is again “a fixed option” after his muscle fibre tear. The Portuguese had been absent since the beginning of October.
Emre Can could also earn a few minutes of action, but nothing more. Mahmoud Dahoud, who injured his medial ligament in the group match against Sporting, will be rested for the second leg on Wednesday.
Rose gives hope at Haaland
Youssoufa Moukoko, who left the U21s due to eye problems, is on medication and under observation but “is basically “ an option for Saturday.
This is far from true for Erling Haaland, but at least Rose gave Dortmund fans a little hope: “We are cautiously optimistic that Erling will be on the pitch in our jersey again this year. “