So far, this week has been the same for the team as the one before it, and the one before that. Right until Saturday, nothing about the routines will change. While some people have been calling Dortmund's road to getting their hands on the league title a fairy-tale or like something out of a dream, given how the season has gone to date, Sébastien Haller disagrees: "There's no magic – just a lot of hard work, running and positive thinking. We have put a lot into it and can now achieve something great. If we keep going along this path, we will get to where we want to be."
The experienced players set the tone in days like these and thus also set the course. "It's the final week of the season. Our focus is fully on this game. For many players, it's a new situation. We will talk a lot about it. We will do everything to make sure that we can end up having a big party," said captain Marco Reus.
"It may sound silly, but tomorrow will be just another day of the daily training routine," said Julian Brandt on Sunday evening after the victory in Augsburg, which brought Borussia Dortmund to the top of the table. "It feels very good to have it in our own hands going into the final day of the season, but the job is not done yet – there is nothing to celebrate yet," said Reus as a reminder to all involved, and he also offered some advice: "Keep calm, keep working hard, and then let off the fireworks. I don't need to tell you what kind of atmosphere it will be on Saturday."
"We want the fans to light a fire under us. The place will be alight, the atmosphere in the stadium will carry us," said Julian Brandt. BVB will go into the final 90 minutes of the season with more than 75,000 fans in Black and Yellow behind them. SIGNAL IDUNA PARK will be louder than ever before. "You couldn't ask for a better scenario," said Reus: "It's all up to us."