Modified 25 Could 2020, 18:10 IST
Lucien Favre is satisfied Borussia Dortmund might be a wholly completely different beast in Tuesday’s Klassiker to the one Bayern Munich thrashed 4-Zero earlier within the season, with Erling Haaland and Emre Can enjoying an element in that.
Bayern had been comfy victors within the first Klassiker of the season again in November, with a Robert Lewandowski brace added to by Serge Gnabry’s effort and a Mats Hummels personal purpose.
Tuesday’s encounter will possible play a significant function in deciding the place the Bundesliga title finally ends up, with Bayern 4 factors away from Dortmund on the summit.
Whereas the phenomenon of dwelling benefit might have been misplaced because the Bundesliga returned behind closed doorways following the coronavirus-enforced suspension, Favre – whose Dortmund facet will host Bayern – insists conclusions from their earlier assembly are irrelevant this time.
“Clearly we did not play nicely within the first assembly,” Favre advised reporters. “It was three days after our dwelling match in opposition to Inter.
“Since then we improved and play with one other system. It fits our squad extra. Within the switch market we signed two gamers [Haaland and Can] and have extra presence on the pitch now.
“We’re merely higher than again then, however this match [the 4-0 defeat] positively was not good from us.”
Favre prematch presser:
In comparison with the primary leg, we now have a unique formation that matches our squad higher. We even have Emre Can and Erling Haaland, two sturdy gamers who’ve elevated the standard of our staff. pic.twitter.com/Jnd7LHRMXS
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) Could 25, 2020
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added: “I can again Lucien 100 per cent on this. It is a essential issue that we added two winners in Erling Haaland and Emre Can.
“Moreover, there may be large distinction in our performances between dwelling and away matches. We beat them at dwelling final yr, we beat them within the Tremendous Cup.
“We’re all trying ahead to this match, as does the entire of German soccer.”
However Zorc was wanting to impress on Favre and the gamers the significance of this match, sure that failure to win will successfully doom their title problem.
“First and second place within the league desk are dealing with off. Emotionally it’s a completely different match, similar to it was within the derby in opposition to Schalke,” Zorc mentioned.
“Whenever you play with out followers it should be decided by the values we confirmed on the pitch within the earlier two video games. The staff has been proper on level.
“Clearly, you do not have to be a prophet if you say: If we need to hold competing for the title, we now have to win the match. It is so simple as that.
“There are solely six extra matches to play after that. It is simple to say, tough to realize, since Bayern are an distinctive facet.”