Sporting Director Michael Zorc spoke out about Ousmane Dembélé being absent from training today and announced that the player will be temporarily suspended until the weekend.

Michael Zorc explained: „Ousmane Dembélé missed BVB training today without any valid reason and he obviously consciously made the decision to do this. Of course we will sanction this behaviour." He added: "in addition we have suspended the player from training and from taking part in any match day activities after discussing this with the Head Coach until after the Cup match this coming weekend. The player is currently present in Dortmund unlike other reports that state the contrary."