Borussia Dortmund start their hunt for the Bundesliga championship at the Westfalenstadion against FC Augsburg on Saturday. Here is the summary of Thursday’s pre-match press conference.
Borussia Dortmund are likely going to be without starting centre-back Marc Bartra in the next two matches. The 25-year-old picked up an adductor muscle strain in the 5-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund’s left-back Marcel Schmelzer will miss the start of the Rückrunde against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The match will also come too soon for Sven Bender and Nuri Sahin.
Erik Durm will be out for another six weeks, as Borussia Dortmund report on their official website. The right-back had to undergo knee surgery on Wednesday having inflamed tissue removed.
The 30-year-old defender had to be subbed off during the 1st half of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany in Frankfurt. Speaking to the media after the game, Piszczek indicated optimism about a quick recovery: “It’s not the hip, it’s…