Ex-Borussia player Kevin Großkreutz wanted Schalke 04 to be promoted again soon, but he could not resist a point in the direction of S04. Also: BVB celebrated an emotional end to the season. All the news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund can be found here.
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The Bundesliga has to forego the legendary Revierderby at least for the coming season. Ex-Borussia player Kevin Großkreutz therefore wants Schalke 04 to be promoted soon.
“One thing first: We have never been friends – as everyone knows. For this reason alone I can understand why one or two beer was tipped when the blue ones were relegated to the football metropolis of Dortmund,” Großkreutz opened a guest article in the Picture on sunday.
However, he also wrote: “But I say just as honestly: They shouldn’t settle in the 2nd division for too long. Otherwise something is missing in the Bundesliga. It’s only half as nice without the Revier duel.”
BVB, News: Kevin Großkreutz wants Schalke 04 to rise again
Großkreutz played the Revierderby twelve times with Borussia Dortmund. He celebrated four wins with BVB, received six bankruptcies and played two draws.
Borussia Dortmund also won the seventh Bundesliga game in a row on matchday 34 and finished the 2020/21 season in third place. BVB won their home game against Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 (1-0). It was also the last game in the professional field of Lukasz Piszczek, who led the Westphalia as captain on the field and will leave the club after eleven years.
Erling Haaland (5th, 84th) and Marco Reus (51st) scored the goals of the hosts, in which Edin Terzic played his last game as BVB coach. Terzic will act as assistant coach under Marco Rose for the coming season. Substitute Lars Bender in his last game as a professional shortened with a penalty (89th). For Leverkusen it wasn’t about anything either, the ticket for the Europa League had already been booked.
“We had emotional moments today,” said BVB captain Marco Reus Sky. “Unfortunately, a few players leave who have made an incredible impression on the entire Bundesliga and their respective clubs. That also makes you sad.”
Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel has confirmed the interest of Bundesliga competitor Borussia Dortmund. “Dortmund is definitely an issue. I’ll deal with it in the next few days. I’ll listen to it. We’ll see,” said the 23-year-old after VfB’s 0-2 (0-0) win on the last day of the match against Arminia Bielefeld.