BVB and Marco Rose served after the Bundesliga draw in Augsburg
Saway quickly. The Dortmund football entourage around the coach who just didn’t deliver enough Marco Rose was in a hurry after the 1-1 (1-0) win at FC Augsburg, who were threatened with relegation, on Sunday evening. The plane home was waiting at the end of a frustrating week. “We are disappointed with the result,” said Rose, who no longer associated the two points lost in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, who were further ahead.
In any case, they hardly believed in the high tension in the national title fight with Borussia, which failed with an international crash. Thorgan Hazard’s wonderful solo number to make it 1-0 was not enough in front of 15,330 spectators because after Donyell Malen’s bad luck with aluminum in the best BVB phase after the break, the strength dwindled, the FCA rebelled and coaches Markus Weinzierl substituted the equalizer with fresh forces from the bench: Joker Noah Sarenren Bazee headed the 1:1 in the 78th minute after a disorder in the BVB defense.
“We begged for a goal,” moaned the international Julian Brandt. Rose complained that “the punch” for the decisive goal to make it 2-0 was missing. In view of the thin staffing level and the considerable wear and tear in the Europa League only three days earlier in Glasgow, he indulged his core squad: “The team fired a lot of energy again.”
The questions become awkward
The 45-year-old Rose is currently not collecting any arguments for himself. The questions about the games become uncomfortable. In the Augsburg Arena, he was asked if things could get tight for him at some point in the job and if he still felt the support of the BVB bosses. “If I answer the question, I’ll be giving material again,” Rose replied.
He can’t feel good at the moment. “Today a few fans here shouted ‘Rose out’. This is not a comfortable situation for a football coach. But I can assess the situation properly. We are all very, very disappointed with our performance in every cup competition. We’re second in the Bundesliga,” said Rose.
“If we had reached the next round somewhere – Champions League, DFB Cup or in the Europa League – maybe we would talk about other things,” said Rose. Of course, he knows that he also has to provide arguments on his own behalf: “I work with the boys. And we are now trying to get the most out of the season.”
Augsburg’s maximum is remaining in the class. “The point was extremely important,” said goalscorer Sarenren Bazee. Before the guest appearance at the direct competitor Arminia Bielefeld, the relegation place was left. “The point is good for us in the table,” said coach Markus Weinzierl: “We worked well, the performance was okay. We can continue like this.” The best thing would be to do it right away in Bielefeld.