Borussia Dortmund: Kehl criticizes Sule’s fitness

Munich – The season has been relatively unlucky for BVB newcomer Niklas Süle.

In the first round of the cup at 1860 Munich, the central defender tore a muscle fiber and was then left out of the first two rounds of the Bundesliga and also lost his usual place to Mats Hummels.

Niklas Süle: unfortunate Bundesliga debut against Bremen

On matchday 3, Bayern’s new signing celebrated an unfortunate Bundesliga debut in the BVB suit. In the 2-3 draw against Werder Bremen, he came on after a good hour for Hummels when the score was 2-0 from BVB’s point of view.

Süle owed at least the last goal in the wild final phase, where he seemed lethargic. His physical condition in particular seemed to be far from the best.

In the “Sky90” football talk, BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl now commented on his newcomer, who became runner-up for free in the summer after five years at FC Bayern Munich.

“He can gain weight and he expects that of himself,” Kehl commented on Süle’s fitness. At the same time, the 42-year-old defended the central defense from him. “Niki is coming off an injury and has had a short pre-season due to the selection.”

With the DFB-Elf, Süle played two games in the Nations League against Italy and Hungary in June. The 26-year-old made a break against England.

Kehl: “He will have to face the competition”

Although Süle moved from Munich to the Ruhr area with some anticipated accolades, he currently appears to be just the number three central defender in Dortmund behind the duo of Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck. In the last Bundesliga game against Hertha BSC, the Frankfurt native was only on the bench for 86 minutes.

An unsatisfied situation for the international, Kehl knows that too.

“He doesn’t want to be substituted, he wants to play from the start,” said the former BVB captain, continuing with a call to Süle: “In general, we have a good central defense, he will have to face the competition. He will definitely be a necessary part of getting fit. , but that also has something to do with his injuries.”

Borussia Dortmund: Tough program in LaLiga and Champions League

However, Süle won’t have much time to work on her fitness in the coming days and weeks. Borussia Dortmund take on TSG Hoffenheim on Friday (from 20:30 on the live ticker), only four days later BVB host FC Copenhagen to kick off the top flight.

Until the next international break in mid-September, the Bundesliga stars will also play against RB Leipzig and Schalke 04. In the Champions League, Dortmund have to go to Manchester City on matchday 2.

Whether he is 100 percent or not: Due to the heavy workload leading up to the World Cup, Süle will presumably have one or two chances to regain his usual desired place in the upcoming tasks.

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