Dortmund CEO Atletico defeat will do us good for Saturday

first_imgHans-Joachim Watzke is glad Borussia Dortmund’s 15-game unbeaten run has come to an end ahead of Saturday’s Der Klassiker with Bayern MunichDortmund fell to their first defeat under new manager Lucien Favre on Tuesday to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.Goals from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann saw Dortmund leave the Spanish capital with a 2-0 loss.But the club’s CEO Watzke believes that tasting defeat may not have been an entirely bad thing.The German reckons it will help ready the players for this weekend’s top of the table Bundesliga clash with Bayern.borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacerReport: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga. After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of…“On the one hand, you think it’s a shame, but on the other hand, I’m glad that our long streak is now over,” Watzke told WAZ.“That sharpens the senses for Saturday. Every team needs that now and then.”Asked if there’s more pressure on Bayern than them, Watzke replied: “Yes, I think so, because of how the table looks at the moment and their expectations.”Dortmund currently holds a four-point lead over Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayern in the Bundesliga.The league match between Dortmund and Bayern will begin at 18:30 (CEST) at Signal Iduna Park.last_img