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Name Lucien Favre
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2019 04 27 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre believes the interpretation of football’s handball rule is becoming ‘ridiculous’ after his team’s devastating 4-2 Revierderby defeat to Schalke turned on a penalty awarded against Julian Weigl] I’ve never experienced something like this, it’s difficult to deal with. The penalty shows how ridiculous football has become. This handball rule, it is the biggest scandal in football that nobody knows anything about it. It’s a disgrace. It’s a joke. Not just today’s penalty, but in general. Should the players cut off their arms and run without them?

[Schalke boss Huub Stevens looked perplexed on the sideline when the penalty was awarded and offered sympathy to his opposite number] I think it’s very disgusting that a penalty like this has been given. I told Lucien Favre that I am not happy with it as well. But my team received these kind of decisions against us in the weeks before

[Favre chose not to complain in a similar manner about the red cards awarded to his captain Reus and Wolf] We have to avoid these situations. But we need to admit that the referee didn’t have his best day.

2019 06 18 Retrieve

[Dortmund boss Favre signs contract extension] I am looking forward to continuing my constructive and successful cooperation with the entire BVB team

2019 08 03 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich. Favre is demanding his side treat Saturday’s game as a competitive fixture] There’s currently no team out there that can be ready (for the season). (But) we still need to prepare ourselves well for this match. The Super Cup is the Super Cup. There are no more friendlies

2019 08 04 Retrieve

[Dortmund looked the brighter and more imaginative in their DFL-Supercup win over Bayern Munich] We absolutely wanted to win this match. Bayern were very strong and had a lot of possession; 65 per cent I think, that’s a lot. Nonetheless, we created clear goalscoring chances and defended patiently and very compactly. We performed very, very well.

2019 08 22 Retrieve

[Mario Gotze came off the bench in Dortmund’s 5-1 demolition of Augsburg to start the league campaign] One year ago he was in a similar situation. He has already played 20 minutes against Augsburg. We have some competition, and Thorgan Hazard and Jacob Bruun Larsen can play in the attack. Mario can also play behind the striker. It will be a difficult game. We have seen Cologne several times. They have found a good spine and quality in the team. They press very hard and with intensity. We have to be prepared for everything

2019 08 31 Retrieve

[Dortmund coach Favre blames lack of patience for stunning Union Berlin loss] I think we thought it would be like the second half in Cologne. That was not the case. We have to keep our patience and not play hastily with the score at 1-1; we have to defend very well. This is very important. Instead, we have lost our patience [and conceded] an unnecessary goal. Even then, we should have kept patient. There was still time to make it 2-2 and maybe win the game as well. Our second half was not good

2019 09 17 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona. It took Ansu Fati a matter of seconds to open his account for the club, but while he could be Barca’s future, Messi very much remains their present] Without Messi, they play differently. They always come out with a 4-3-3 and against Valencia they played very well with Ansu Fati, a young 16-year-old player, and Antoine Griezmann. They are still good, with or without Messi. We need to be focused for 90 or 95 minutes. We must try to press them and be bold, but we also have to defend very well, which will be very important

2019 09 23 Retrieve

[Dortmund coach Lucien Favre reiterated Reus’ message when he was asked about the team’s mentality] It has nothing to do with it. We had more opportunities to score goals. You can’t completely dominate a game for 90 minutes, it’s currently not possible. It’s the same everywhere, I watch other games

[Centre-back Mats Hummels was taken off shortly after the hour mark, and Favre confirmed the Germany international was experiencing some discomfort] He could not move properly and could not sprint anymore. I can’t say more than that yet

2019 09 27 Retrieve

[Zorc’s position was echoed by manager Lucien Favre, who was also keen to praise the leadership qualities brought by defender Hummels following his return from Bayern Munich this summer] Mats Hummels proved during the last two games, especially in Frankfurt, that he’s very important for the team. The defence begins with him. He is very important for the team, but Marco Reus is doing a good job as a captain. It’s absolutely clear that Reus is our captain. He’s staying as our captain

2019 10 20 Retrieve

[Lucien Favre refused to discuss Jadon Sancho being dropped for the victory over Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach] I am not going to comment on that. It was a disciplinary measure. Tomorrow is a new day. That’s all. It stays internal

2019 10 23 Retrieve

[Sancho, who was nominated for the 2019 Golden Boy award, was left out of the matchday squad by Lucien Favre after reports he returned late from international duty] The expectations on him from everyone are enormous. We forget that he is only 19 years old. That’s dangerous. He still has a lot to learn. He’s a great player, no discussion about that. But he still has to learn, he needs to continue having fun and making progress

2019 10 06 Retrieve

[Favre explains Sancho benching in Dortmund draw] He was dead and he needed a break because he had played all the games so far. We had an English week, he played everything. He is 19 years old and it is completely normal. He knows he’s a bit tired and needs a little break. It’s not easy to do the English weeks. It’s part of it, it’s our job

[But after his team gave up a second lead, Favre rued their second-half performance] You don’t get many chances to score. We’ve made mistakes in pressing, in conquering the ball. There was no aggressiveness. We go into the duels like this. They counter and we lose the ball unnecessarily. If we can’t intervene, we come back, if we can intervene, we have to go into the duel. Then we have to be tough for 90 or 95 minutes. But there were also tactical mistakes. And up front, the last 35 metres we have to say clearly, we did not play well here in the second half. It was complicated. Five, six times we lost the balls and they countered. It is a gift for me. It is better to hold the ball, play left and right and not be satisfied with 2-1

2019 11 04 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has addressed the exit talk which has surrounded him at times this season and explained how he handled ‘special’ Mario Balotelli at Nice] He was special. You have to be diplomatic with him, but you can talk to him and explain things. There were sometimes minor issues because of his behaviour. He was not the one who ran the most, but he is a very good player. We got along well for two years. He was very good in the first season.

[Favre is now working with more top talents at Dortmund, with Mario Gotze a World Cup-winning option at his disposal] I know that Mario Gotze is an idol in Germany. He scored the goal to land the World Cup title. It is clear that something like that will stay. He is a very good player, but he played very regularly last year from October. Sometimes this happens, there is competition everywhere. You have to accept that. Competition can give a boost.

[No deal was done then, but the opportunity to head for Signal Iduna Park proved too good to turn down] It’s difficult to beat a bid from a club like Dortmund. We played a wonderful season right away. You should not have any negative words about it just because we missed the title at the end. We collected 76 points and played until the last match for the championship

[He has, however, been around long enough to know that rumours – good and bad – are never far away and that his stock will rise again if Dortmund can mount another title challenge in 2020] There is great exaggeration everywhere and very quickly. It is true that we are currently not doing as well as last year. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s the results, that’s all. They analyse the results, but do not analyse the rest enough. That does not affect me very much. I understand that because I think that today there are media that have to write very sharply in order to be read. If they do not do that, they will not be read anymore. I know that there is always pressure in this profession. No matter which club you train, this pressure always seems to exist. Nevertheless, one must remain fair and objective in the analysis. I think sometimes they are not very precise

2019 11 07 Retrieve

[Lucien Favre says Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus are still doubts for Borussia Dortmund’s Klassiker clash with rivals Bayern Munich on Saturday] We have to wait for both. We do not know if they’ll train or not, we’ll see tomorrow [Friday]. We have two or three players still in that situation. We need them to be fit and then we’ll decide which team to play in which system. A player has to be fit, no matter what the game

[Favre insists BVB are not scared of the club that sacked Niko Kovac on Sunday as a result of their 5-1 humiliation by Eintracht Frankfurt] We have always stayed positive and have looked forward. It was a difficult phase, and if we draw once away, that is the end of the world in Dortmund. It was not as bad as it was said. It has been very difficult here in the last five years, we have nothing to lose, we respect Bayern a lot, they are a top team, but we are not afraid

2019 11 09 Retrieve

[Lucien Favre says Jadon Sancho was substituted 36 minutes into Borussia Dortmund’s heavy defeat to Bayern Munich because he was not good enough] He was injured for a couple of days and could not train. Yesterday he returned to training, but I think you saw he was not good enough today. He was not injured

[Dortmund were also stuffed 5-0 by Bayern on their most recent visit to Bavaria] I have to say that we were clearly not there. It was a very very weak performance. You saw today that it was way too little from us, way too little

[Asked if he was more disappointed with the performance or the result itself] With the performance. It was far too little. We can lose today but not like this

2019 11 28 Retrieve

[Favre defends Jadon Sancho benching after goalscoring cameo against Barca] I explained it before starting the game. I needed very focused players to press and that’s why I named that XI.

The last 20 minutes were really good, we scored and could have scored when it was 2-0. We then are in a one-on-one situation in defence, and that’s tough when you are up against Suarez and Messi. It’s difficult to play here, they have many players who can make the difference. It’s a very tricky phase for us at the moment, but I am convinced we can manage to turn things around

2019 11 28b Retrieve

[Lucien Favre explains why he decided to drop the 19-year-old Jadon Sancho] I explained to Jadon Sancho [why he wasn’t starting] before the game. I told him it was a really difficult game here in Barcelona, and we needed players that were really focused and that went on to the pitch really focused

2019 11 28c Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has revealed the only way to stop Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona star destroyed his team in a 3-1 victory] He played as a false nine and was simply incredible. He waits really well for the ball and moves very well between the lines. And when he gets the ball, it gets pretty complicated. You have to commit a foul in order to stop him. Otherwise it’s very, very difficult. He is speeding up so fast, his dribbling is so good and then his final pass is also very dangerous

2019 12 09 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has been ruled out for the rest of the year after being hospitalised by an awkward fall at his home] Witsel will sadly be out for the rest of this year. I was told about this yesterday morning. We could not speak to him. He was in hospital. But there is one positive thing - he’s already back home. We can’t change it now. It’s a shame for him, a shame for us. He’s one of the most important players for us

2019 12 11 Retrieve

[Dortmund coach Favre praises Burki after ‘crazy’ Champions League match] Everyone, without a single exception, played a part in this win. It was a crazy match. Constant chances. We had to win this game – it’s what we were aiming for and we did it, but it was difficult. Slavia were very tough as expected. They had drawn their previous games, we hadn’t. Roman Burki was unbelievable, he was fantastic. But just to reiterate: we achieved this victory together. We created a lot of scoring opportunities and should’ve been winning more than 1-0. We were too open at certain points. It’s a win but we need to continue to work hard

2020 01 13 Retrieve

[Haaland is in line to make his much-anticipated Dortmund debut at Augsburg on Saturday] I think that this is a very good transfer. Haaland has great potential, he has something special. He scored so many great goals for Salzburg. I don’t know why he shouldn’t be able to do that in the Bundesliga

[Favre admits Jadon Sancho has world-class potential] What he can do is incredible. Jadon is a player with world-class potential. I push him. This also includes working with him on his deficits so that he can continue to make progress

2020 01 15 Retrieve

[Dortmund’s coach Lucien Favre was also excited about Haaland’s potential as the young striker’s debut draws closer] I think that this is a very good transfer. Haaland has great potential, he has something special. He scored so many great goals for Salzburg. I don’t know why he shouldn’t be able to do that in the Bundesliga

2020 01 16 Retrieve

[Dortmund monitoring Haaland ahead of potential Bundesliga debut] As I said, we’ll see. Now, I can’t say. But he didn’t train from December 10 until the end of December. At the beginning of our training camp in Marbella he didn’t train, too. The time for the preparation was also really short. But yesterday he ran a lot and it was okay

The injured players trained a lot. Marco Reus and Thorgan Hazard trained every day. They were every day here. We’ll see if they can play. In terms of injury, Marcel Schmelzer can’t play on Saturday, Tobias Raschl didn’t train this week and Thomas Delaney can’t play, too

2020 01 18 Retrieve

[Favre stunned by Haaland hat-trick on Dortmund debut] He has started very well. He immediately showed his strengths with his runs in behind, and of course he scored three goals which is incredible. He moves well between the lines, which gives us another way of attacking. He was very good and did very well. At 19 years old, he has a huge potential for improvement, that’s the most important thing. It was a crazy game

The players always say they are ready to play, but he didn’t train at all in December because he had a knee injury and couldn’t do much in our training camp for three or four days. He was not yet ready to play 90 minutes [against Augsburg]. We will see about Friday

2020 01 20 Retrieve

[Haaland debut hat-trick shows Manchester United what they could have had] He has started very well. He immediately showed his strengths with his runs in behind, and of course he scored three goals which is incredible. He moves well between the lines, which gives us another way of attacking. He was very good and did very well. At 19 years old, he has a huge potential for improvement, that’s the most important thing. It was a crazy game

2020 01 22 Retrieve

[Dortmund boss reveals why Haaland may not start against Koln & talks up Gio Reyna talent] Erling Haaland made a great impression. He always trains at full throttle, he always wants to win. If he misses a chance to score, he gets angry. It’s great to train players like this - it’s good for everyone. But he hasn’t trained for a long time. He has to keep working on his basic endurance. We should not forget that. He is focused on his tasks, he is always in a good mood. He offers a reference point for the midfield. But he is only 19 years old

In training you can see that Gio Reyna has something special. If you can’t see that, you’re blind. At 17, he does everything very well. If he continues to play at this level, he will make great strides

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[Erling Haaland having netted five goals in just 57 minutes of football for BVD] The goals were very, very important. He’s doing very, very well

2020 02 01 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund win 5-0 against Union Berlin] We were very good at winning the ball back. The two goals before half-time were very nicely done. Our third goal decided the game. We won 5-0 and we’re obviously very satisfied

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Erling Haaland must still convince Lucien Favre of his match fitness] As I said, I am the first one to [know whether to] let Erling Haaland play from the beginning. You don’t know his fitness like I do. So, we have to be careful. We have to be reasonable. Of course, I would like to let him play all games, but we still have to be careful with him sometimes. He is 19 years old and I speak about the pre-season and old injuries. We have to be reasonable

Unfortunately, Marco is injured now. It happened in the last minute. I am very sorry for him. But Marco is still very important and will be important for the team. There are several options how to replace him, but it depends on the system. Today it’s still not decided

[Emre Can, a deadline-day arrival on an initial loan from Juventus, made a substitute cameo against Werder] We have to see him in training, how he feels. He did not play a lot [at Juventus this season]. He made a good impression yesterday. The training was very long and intense. He did very well. He has to show in training what he is able to do. We know he can play as a defender with a back three but also in the midfield as six or eight, also in a 4-3-3. We will see because right now I cannot tell you exactly

2020 02 17 Retrieve

[Favre warns there is more to PSG than just Neymar] All the players have great qualities at PSG, but they have won against Madrid without him [Neymar]. Neymar is very, very good, but there is also Mbappe or [Angel] Di Maria. I could count 10 players. They have high qualities in winning the ball and going forward very quickly. You play with counter-pressing, but you can also wait to counter

He adapted very quickly and showed his strengths: his strength and his running. He always wants to develop, even in training. He has a great mentality. He has already taken a great path here, even though he is only 19 years old. It’s different in Dortmund than in Salzburg, of course, but he also played in the Champions League and scored goals there. I hope he does the same with us

I prefer to see a nice game, but sometimes a nice game is about good defensive play. Sometimes I have nothing against winning 1-0 or playing a 0-0. If there is an offensive style of play, people are happy – but not always the coaches

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Favre impressed by Haaland’s defensive work in Dortmund’s Champions League win] He defended well with the others. He also stood very compactly in combination with the other players. It helped us that he also defended. He did that very, very well. If we have the possibility to combine with him, then we will do that. Either with balls into the depth or he gets the ball and holds it for now. He did that very well. Before the 2-1 it is a great pass from Giovanni Reyna. The ball was very good, but it was especially so good because Haaland moved well

2020 03 08 Retrieve

[Lucien Favre said last week that Moukoko could be training with Dortmund’s first team as soon as March] We have a plan with him, but I can’t say exactly when he’ll be with us. Maybe in March, but we still have to wait for a few things

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[Neymar is a good actor] The dismissal was much too severe. Emre Can made only one small mistake and Neymar exaggerated it a little. It’s far too severe. Almost ridiculous

2020 05 14 Retrieve

[A Revierderby without fans is a painful reality that Borussia Dortmund and Schalke followers must accept] I am happy that we can change five players during the game. It is a very good idea and it will be necessary. It is very good that we now have a psychologist on the team, since it is a very special situation for everyone. We trained well. Now we are in the hotel, everyone is doing their job very well. We have no problem with it

2020 05 16 Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has addressed the exit talk which has surrounded him at times this season and explained how he handled ‘special’ Mario Balotelli at Nice] He was special. You have to be diplomatic with him, but you can talk to him and explain things. There were sometimes minor issues because of his behaviour. He was not the one who ran the most, but he is a very good player. We got along well for two years. He was very good in the first season.

2020 05 17 Retrieve

[Dortmund’s preparations for the match were rocked after Giovanni Reyna, who was named in their starting line-up, was withdrawn after suffering an injury in the warm up] A lot of teams will have a few players who will be injured. We started very late with the 10 against 10 games, tackling and so on. I hope Reyna has nothing. It won’t be long for [Axel] Witsel and [Emre] Can, [Dan-Axel] Zagadou won’t play again this season. Marco Reus has not yet played with the team. Nico Schulz has injured himself again, he is not allowed to do anything for two to three weeks. Hazard only had cramp, no injury

2020 05 22 Retrieve

[Favre admits Gotze does not suit Dortmund system as Brandt earns huge praise] Right now, we are playing 3-4-3. So, I have been talking to Mario Gotze, and unfortunately this is not the right system for him. You must say the truth about this. Of course, he is able to play half-left or half-right, but we will see. There are still many games ahead of us and we need to count on every single player

Julian Brandt is able to play many different positions in different systems. That shows great quality. Playing in a 4-3-3 is not the same as playing in a 3-4-3, playing on the wings or between the lines. He does this very well. You must not forget he played in midfield with only one or two additional players and he also played as striker against Slavia Prague. I like this very much because as a coach you get a lot of opportunities with a player like this. He is performing very well. He has to keep up his development like it is right now

2020 05 22b Retrieve

We trained first in groups of two, then in groups of four. There is a certain danger. We all did not train normally and then had to train properly four or five days before a championship game, duels. This is not a big surprise for me

2020 05 22b Retrieve

[Dortmund will be able to welcome back midfielder Emre Can for the Wolfsburg clash, but Axel Witsel has not recovered from muscular problems after also missing the Schalke match] Witsel will definitely not be there. Can started yesterday with light training with the team and will train today as well. Reus has not started training with the team but we still hope that he can come back as soon as possible and help until the end of the season

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[on Hummels] I can’t tell if he will play or not. I hope that he will be back on Tuesday

[Any assumptions Sancho was simply being rested in order to start against Bayern were seemingly dismissed by Favre] He’s only been training with the team for 10 days. That is not much. I can’t say for sure if he will play on Tuesday

2020 05 25 Retrieve

[Lucien Favre says Haaland and Emre Can have helped transform Borussia Dortmund since last Bayern Munich defeat] Obviously we didn’t play well in the first meeting. It was three days after our home match against Inter. Since then we improved and play with another system. It suits our squad more. In the transfer market we signed two players [Haaland and Can] and have more presence on the pitch now. We are simply better than back then, but this match [the 4-0 defeat] definitely was not good from us

2020 05 25b Retrieve

[Borussia Dortmund manager Favre optimistic over fitness of Sancho, Hummels and Witsel ahead of Bayern clash] I think Mats Hummels will be okay to play. I can’t say for sure, but I’m 99 per cent [sure] he will be on the pitch. Axel Witsel started to train with the team yesterday [Sunday]. He could be in the squad.

Jadon was lacking training. He has now been training with the squad for 10 days. He played 20 minutes against Schalke and a little more against Wolfsburg. He did well. He is getting there slowly. He did well in training and slowly but steadily gets back to his old level. He is getting there, I don’t see a problem – we’ll see.

2020 05 26 Retrieve

[Dortmund desperate to keep Bundesliga title race alive as Bayern arrive for Der Klassiker] We do not think back to that [4-0] game. We have forgotten it. We did not play well. We now play a system that better fits our squad and we have also brought in Emre Can and Erling Haaland as reinforcements in the winter, who have further increased our quality

2020 05 26b Retrieve

[Dortmund star Haaland limps off in Der Klassiker clash with Bayern Munich] I don’t think he’ll be out for long. He’s got a knee injury. We don’t know at the moment exactly what it is.

2020 05 27 Retrieve

[Favre says it will be ‘brutally difficult’ to catch Bayern after Klassiker loss] We made a very good start in the opening 30 minutes but we sat too deep after that. The second half was good too. We had opportunities, but the penultimate or final ball was missing. We at least deserved to draw. We played better than we did against Wolfsburg and Schalke. It will be very difficult in the title race. Seven points behind with six games [left], that will be brutally difficult

2020 05 29 Retrieve

[Haaland to miss Paderborn match with Borussia Dortmund team mate Dahoud out for rest of Bundesliga season] Unfortunately, Mo Dahoud will miss the rest of the season. Erling Haaland will also be unavailable against Paderborn. We found out the day after the Bayern game [about Dahoud]. He felt something and has a little problem. It’s not bad, but he can’t continue

2020 05 31 Retrieve

[Dortmund boss Lucien Favre claimed he ‘didn’t see’ Sancho’s t-shirt] After the game, I heard about him celebrating a goal like that. There was something on a t-shirt. What can I say? I don’t know why he did that. I didn’t see it. I can’t judge it

2020 05 31b Retrieve

[Favre revealed he was not worried by side’s failure to score before the break in the absence of Erling Haaland, who missed the game due to a knee injury] I only said one sentence during the half-time break: ‘We need to keep doing what we’re doing’. We pressed well, we tired out our opponents, and it was clear that they wouldn’t be able to keep up the tempo all the way to the final whistle. We wanted to make sure they couldn’t hit us on the counter, as they have a lot of pace up top. We were able to maintain the intensity we showed in the first half and the only real change we made was some alterations to our wide players’ movements

2020 06 07 Retrieve

[Favre stresses Sancho’s importance after Dortmund win] It’s important that he’s here. I know Jadon very well. He was injured for a long time. He couldn’t train with the team for three or four weeks. We should be patient with him. He’s back now

It’s very good that we won today. We now have a seven-point lead ahead of two teams. We now have a seven-point lead ahead of two teams

We created chances without a real centre-forward. That is the most important thing for us and for me. For example, our goal: it’s a good pass from Sancho, [Julian] Brandt plays a fantastic ball on, the ball comes to Emre Can, and he scores the goal. We created more chances before and after that and could have won more than 1-0. But Hertha also made it difficult for us – they had a good team on the pitch. But in the end, we won

2020 06 11 Retrieve

[Haaland available for Dortmund’s clash with Fortuna as Reus returns to training] [Haaland] has been training again since Wednesday and has been involved in everything. He looks very good. Otherwise, everyone else who was available last week is okay. Marco started training with the team this week. We’re happy that he is training again and we all hope that he can play again as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I cannot give a more precise forecast yet. He will train again on Friday

The defence is very important for success. We have to find the right balance.

2020 06 15 Retrieve

[Favre ready for life after Sancho and Hakimi at Dortmund] We’ll see after the season. Of course, players will leave. We hope the players will stay, but it is possible that players will leave. You have already mentioned two [Hakimi and Sancho] that we don’t definitely know about. Of course, they could stay with us, which would be very good for me. But we’ll see what we’ll do, whether it’s in defence, midfield or attack

I am very happy for my colleague at Bayern. He is doing a very good job. I can only congratulate him. But I still can’t forget our game against Bayern. It was a clear penalty in the 60th minute [when Erling Haaland’s shot hit Boateng’s arm]. And everything would have been open after that. That would have changed everything. We were close. But in the end, we have to admit that Bayern is clearly the best team.

2020 06 15b Retrieve

[Lucien Favre says Haaland must understand playing all the time could be dangerous] I think everybody knows that. I think that’s clear too, because he’s only 19 years old. It is normal that he is sometimes tired when you have an English week [a weekend fixture following by one in midweek], because he can’t do everything on his own. We have also noticed that he is still growing. He was injured two or three times recently since he came to us. So, we have to dose what he does, because otherwise it could be dangerous. He has to understand this, because sometimes it is not possible to play three games in one week. Many players have problems with that. You can get injured or you’re just not fresh and it’s important that he has the freshness, but normally Erling plays because we need him. I like his mentality, he always wants to be there and always win, but of course he also has to make his progress, he is only 19 and has so much potential. But he likes to train, he still wants to do special exercises after training and I like that. I really enjoy doing that with him, but he has to understand that it is important to dose the whole thing

2020 06 16 Retrieve

[Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre admits doubts over forward’s future] Obviously players will go and we hope that they stay but it’s possible that they may also leave. You have spoken about two players who we don’t know definitively what will happen - they could stay with us, that’s clear and that would be good for me. We’ll see what we’ll do in defence, midfield or attack

2020 06 16b Retrieve

[Bundesliga allowed clubs to use as many as five substitutes during a match] That’s a very, very good idea. You must clearly say that all teams, without an exemption, won’t be fully ready

2020 06 27 Retrieve

[Still no offers for Man Utd target Sancho as Dortmund increasingly confident of keeping winger] We expect Jadon to play with BVB next season and we’re all very happy with the quality that he brings to our side and the difference that he can make

2020 06 27b Retrieve

[Favre: Liverpool move for Jadon Sancho would surprise me] Obviously players will go and we hope that they stay but it’s possible that they may also leave