German football

"Learned to accept less well-founded opinions" – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre believes his side will win the Bundesliga championship. Only at the Swiss time will remain vague.

"In the future – yes, for sure! I am convinced," said the recently appointed coach to BVB Sports Photo: "But it takes time Jürgen Klopp won the first title after three years with BVB."

Football is sometimes fast, said Favre, who was not impressed by the criticism from his person. "I've learned that, well, you have to accept less well-founded opinions and live with them," the 62-year-old said.

He doesn't mind, "if you go through hell, don't stop – go ahead and look ahead," the Swiss said. "The media sometimes think that I don't like them and that I'm not interested in everything – but that's not the truth, I respect everyone," he explained.

Favre: "Don't let Sancho educate too much"

As a problem with BVB, he currently sees too many defenses in defense and ball conquest. "We can all play, but you have to predict correctly to know when to attack, so we need to improve," he said.

When asked about Jadon Sancho, Favre played his delay: "We can't educate him too much, he must feel good, and it's not easy with everything he experiences."

Favre is with Dortmund after the 14th match day with 26 points in third place, five points behind leader Borussia Mönchengladbach.