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Now unfortunately there is the international break going on at the moment and not as much BVB action as we’d like. Watching the DFB Team stumble around against Gibraltar, while we all nervously cross our fingers that no more Dortmund players get injured on their trips is hardly a replacement for a good old Bundesliga matchday.
Most annoyingly tabloids feel the need to stuff the hole that club football leaves with ridiculous transfer rumors. £47 million for Mats Hummels? Hans Joachim Watzke nor Michael Zorc will talk publicly about any transfer fees of any players and you can be sure that the Dortmund captain is not only priceless but also not intending to leave the club. There is hardly a player who so openly pledges his allegiance to the club as Hummels. Manchester United fans or to which ever club Hummels is being linked to this time just shouldn’t raise their hopes in the first place. The world champions understood that club and team are something special and that there is no reason for him to go elsewhere.
Sadly, that doesn’t go for every BVB player. Marco Reus is not doing much to kill off speculations about his persona. Everyone knows about his release clause and it seems only a matter of where he’ll end up. After all Reus has the same agent as Mario Götze and is very open about his desire to win titles and as the current Bundesliga season is going BVB is not really winning him over with a breathtaking title race. Hence the rumor snowball is rolling down the hill and will wipe out whole villages come the winter break. It seems to be the same song and dance as with every star player that left the club in recent years and the uncomfortable thought that Reus will end up at FC Bayern next season arises. It all makes sense, he can play with his buddies Mario and Robert again, pick up a nice paycheck and collect silverware without breaking a sweat – and Robben and Ribery aren’t getting any younger either. But frankly Borussia Dortmund has more pressing issues than Reus’s future and we’ll just block out that thought as long as we can.
Besides, we can focus on the good stuff! The long term absentees Jakub Blaszczykowski, Nuri Sahin and Oliver Kirch will all FINALLY be fit to play once the break is over. Exciting, isn’t it? Jürgen Klopp has options in defensive midfield again and the Poland connection on the right side will be back as well. Amazing!
But wait, there is more!
For now the two week pause is helping immensely for Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, Marcel Schmelzer and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to minimize their amount of missed games. Instead of three matches (Paderborn, Arsenal and Frankfurt) they might miss none – at least not due to injury. Papa is suspended in the Bundesliga against Paderborn, but his return from a fractured fibula within two and a half weeks almost sounds too good to be true.
So the international break isn’t so bad after all – you just have to ignore transfer rumors.