Talking Points from Borussia Dortmund 2-4 Hannover 96

Talking Points from Borussia Dortmund 2-4 Hannover 96

Borussia Dortmund fell to a shock 4-2 defeat to Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. A brace from Bebou and goals from Jonathas and Felix Klaus were enough to sink the visitors, who got two goals back from Zagadou and Yarmolenko.

Here are the major Talking Points from the match-

Aubameyang Needs To Be Dropped

Seriously, I’ve said this many times already. But what could’ve been had Peter Bosz regularly read my pieces! Well, Aubameyang certainly is out of form at the moment, and even on Saturday, he had only one shot and that too was way off target. According to reports, he was given three days off this week to help him recover his form. But if even that couldn’t revive his form, maybe the only way to improve his form could be to drop him. And with players like Isak, Philipp, and Schurrle available, Bosz is certainly not short on attacking options.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Recently, Nuri Sahin threatened to storm out of an interview when a reporter asked if Borussia Dortmund were in a crisis. However, I think it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Well, Dortmund have only one win from five games, and that too against a third-tier side in the Cup. For a club of Dortmund’s stature, if this isn’t considered a crisis, I don’t know what is.

Defensive Issues

In recent games, Bosz has been heavily rotating his defence, but can’t seem to settle on any back four. Last weekend, he experimented playing Weigl with the exiled Subotic at centre-back, and this week, he played Bartra at right back and Zagadou, mainly played at left back, at centre-back alongside Sokratis. The boss has been tampering with his defence and could that be the reason why there’s utter chaos in the back line whenever the opposition starts an attack?

Midfielders Sub-par, Yet Again

Gonzalo Castro and Nuri Sahin were invisible for the majority of the game, and even though the former was subbed off at half-time, the latter was also not deserving of staying 15 minutes more than him. Both players were decent defensively but struggled to create any chances, which left Gotze lonely in the linking up process. And the only reason why the attackers have been below-par in recent weeks is because of the midfield underperforming. There’s no reason why the trio of Gotze, Dahoud and Weigl shouldn’t be tried next time out.

Bosz Closer To The Sack?

Already? Yes! Believe it or not, there have been strong rumours in recent days that Bosz is being pushed to the exit door with every poor game. And why not? When you can’t even progress to the Last 16 of the UCL and have lost the grip on the top spot in the league, it is only a matter of time before the president of a club of Dortmund’s stature decides to do the (un)thinkable.