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2019 06 18 Retrieve

[Dortmund boss Favre signs contract extension] He has met our expectations 100 per cent. It is logical that we want to shape the future together

2019 09 05 Retrieve

[With Pulisic now at Chelsea, Reyna is one of several Americans leading the next generation of young players to head to Germany. Schalke star Weston McKennie and RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams are already there, but it’s Reyna who could be the next player to truly break into that world-class discussion] We have a lot of players who are well known in the USA. OK, Christian is the captain of the national team. That’s clear. But first, we have a very interesting young player: Giovanni Reyna. He’s a big, big talent. I think he will do a lot for American football in the next five or 10 years

It’s the same way like Christian. He has time to develop. He needs time. But he has everything a player should have. It’s not so easy to look into the future and see how a player will develop in the next two or three years. But he has everything you must have.

2019 11 24 Retrieve

[Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke also warned Favre that he needs a quick turnaround if he is to hold on to his job] Dear Lucien, you still have our trust, but in the end football is always defined by results. We all hope you and the team are able to turn this around. You have all the support we can give you. Pull yourselves together and play like it is expected from Borussia Dortmund. You as a team must know that only words are not enough. It is your duty to let them be followed by actions

[Watzke admitted the club have made some mistakes, however, saying they should have splashed out on a new forward in the summer] We should have signed another central striker. We did not do that and that was wrong

2020 04 26 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund chief hints at Mario Gotze U-turn] Everything is on ice at the moment, but it is clear that the conversation with Mario will be resumed at some point

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[The BVB official is worried about the future of the competition if play isn’t allowed to resume soon] If we don’t play in the next few months, all of Bundesliga will go under and then there wouldn’t be a league in the way we know it. Of course, many fans say: ‘There’s no desire for it, it’s not on television’, that is perfectly clear, but it’s about saving football!

We are doing all we can to get back to work, we don’t want any special treatment, definitely not, but we don’t want to be at a disadvantage either

Football can play a relevant role in society, but that’s not the question, we have to do all we can to avoid that someone says football has special treatment. We don’t want to start with a special position, but, again, you can’t compare football with other more popular sports, we want to do our jobs