In the 16th round of the DFB Cup in FC St Bali on Tuesday evening, Borussia Dortmund will be able to gain almost unlimited manpower. In addition to long-term injury and national player Emre Kane (muscle fiber tear in the adductor area), coach Marco Ross will only have to do without Thomas Munier. But the Belgium international, who suffered a leg injury, is also hoping to play. “Of course he’s still in pain. We need to see if it’s working. I can not release a clearer statement on that yet,” Rose told a news conference on Monday.
The coach also talked about two young men who were recently completely crippled by muscle injuries or at least thrown back: Giovanni Raina and Yusuf Mouko. Raina was last on the field for the BVB last August and is now working to make up for his lack of fitness. “We need to train him now and keep him playing. He’s very stable. We’re on a very good track. He’s training well,” Rose said, adding that he hopes to come back from the Americans. Next month: “He’s an important player for us. We’m been missing for almost half a year.”
Mokoko’s physical problems are much less serious. But even the best talents don’t really go anymore. “He’s performing well. He played better half – time with the U23 players last week. Unfortunately, he slipped on the soapy floor and had problems with his addicts. He had to stop training once a week. We’ll be doing it. Rose explained in view of the cup game in Hamburg.
The coach continues: “Mougi must adhere to it, continue to be healthy above all else. He is still a young man we want to nurture. He must work for it. It is our responsibility to give him opportunities again and again. We think highly of Maugi to grow at different levels and more. We want to support him grow. “