Lothar Matthäus calls for a change in the squad – farewell to Hummels and Reus?

Dortmund loses to Hoffenheim. Lothar Matthäus sharply criticized the team’s performance. The TV expert advises BVB to make a change – regardless of merit.

The team is playing “far below the expectations that one can have of this team,” the 62-year-old wrote in his column for Sky: “The team is unsettled, something is wrong with them. Apparently they are carrying a virus she brakes.”

Matthäus: BVB has a “quality problem”

BVB lost 3-2 in their own stadium against TSG Hoffenheim last Sunday and suffered their first Bundesliga defeat of the year. Borussia are fourth in the table, 20 points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen after 23 match days.

He doesn’t know whether this is due to coach Edin Terzic. According to the 1990 world champion, he assumes that the coach was involved in squad planning. “Many players who were brought in in the last 18 months have not met expectations. This creates a quality problem,” stated Matthäus.

And further: “It’s important that someone in the club who has football expertise coordinates with the coach on which positions and in what way you need to strengthen yourself. And that hasn’t worked at Dortmund in the last year and a half. “

“Hummels and Reus should no longer play a role”

Matthäus recommends that Dortmund restructure their squad. You should act future-oriented and make a big cut. “After that, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus should no longer play a role, even if these players have made great contributions to the club,” wrote the TV expert.

He still sees Hummels as one of the best central defenders, “but if I make a change, then I have to complete it and not take the emotional world into account.”