Borussia Dortmund will be playing their seventh of nine games in the month of April on Saturday (kick-off 18:30 hrs). This means that there is mental pressure in addition to the physical pressure that the team has to deal with.
Thomas Tuchel said: "this evening after training we will see who is fresh enough, who is totally in the right frame of mind to give everything against Gladbach and to have a good game." At the same time the "forthcoming games are in brackets", the players will be treated "with tact and sensitivity" and the question will always be "how much can we criticise the players. Where is the borderline between the sportsman and the human being?"
The personnel situation is still open. Before training Tuchel hopes "that the Doc will give me lots of good news, everyone is tired, but everyone is healthy." This will also hopefully apply to Marco Reus. The Head Coach will tread on the side of caution and not play him.
Tuchel knows that a good result in Gladbach "would really be a boost", however "games in Gladbach are always very complicated to play". He refers the special roles of the two strikers, "who will come from deep to get into the area," and also to the fast players on the wings. (br)