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Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup for 2023-24 season

Published at :August 11, 2023 at 12:59 AM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 5:38 PM
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Dhruv Sharma

The club last won the Bundesliga in 2011-12 season

On the final day of the Bundesliga last season, Borussia Dortmund were above Bayern in the title race, but Bayern snatched the title away from them behind Musiala’s game-winning goal, breaking the hearts of Dortmund players and supporters.

In the coming season, they will look to end their trophyless streak of more than a decade now. They have signed some players in the transfer window, and some of their key players have switched sides, one of them being Raphael Guerreiro. The Portuguese was a part of the squad for the past seven seasons and now has made a switch to Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich as a free agent.

With the inclusions and exclusions, this is how Borussia Dortmund could line up in the coming season:

Goalkeeper- Gregor Kobel

Gregor Kobel has been one of the Black and Yellow’s top performers since joining the club from VfB Stuttgart in 2021. The 25-year-old has three years left on his contract, but Borussia Dortmund are looking to extend it amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea to sign the young goalkeeper. The Swiss international kept 11 clean sheets during the last season.

Left-back- Ramy Bensebaini

Ramy Bensebaini, who established himself as a Bundesliga star with Borussia Monchengladbach, has now joined rival Borussia Dortmund ahead of the 2023–24 season on a free transfer. Dortmund signed the Algerian after Guerreiro decided to leave the club. He helped Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer of 2019. He loves to get forward and has the necessary pace to transition from defence to attack with great effect.

Centre-back- Niklas Sule

Centre-back Sule began his career at Hoffenheim before moving to Bayern Munich in 2017. The player contributed to four Bundesliga titles for the Munich giants, as well as two German cups and the Champions League in 2020, before joining Dortmund in 2022. Sule played a key role in Dortmund’s 2022–23 season, a season in which they almost claimed the Bundesliga title from his former club.

Centre-back- Nico Schlotterbeck

The 23-year-old Nico Schlotterbeck is Germany’s and Dortmund’s newest centre-back sensation. He was signed in 2022 to strengthen the defence and replace Hummels. It’s difficult to replace Hummels, but Schlotterbeck has all the attributes that Hummels possesses and somewhat plays like the legendary centre-back. As a centre-back, he scored four goals and provided five assists to his teammates in the 2022–23 season.

Right-back- Marius Wolf

Just like the legendary Brazil World Cup winner Cafu, Wolf is stamina personified, while the German’s ability to combine patient passing with an explosive, forward drive brings back memories of the ex-AC Milan star. He has gone from strength to strength since settling down at Borussia Dortmund, and few have been surprised that the versatile full-back has been rewarded for his energy and reliability with a maiden Germany call-up in the 2023 international break.

Centre-midfield- Emre Can

The 29-year-old defensive player has been a Borussia Dortmund player since January 2020, and he is now the captain of the club. Emre Can knows how to win titles and reach big finals; in just his second season at BVB, he won the DFB-Pokal in the 2020–21 season. The German international is Borussia Dortmund’s Mr Reliable after a journeyman career in Europe’s toughest leagues like Serie A, the Premier League, and the Bundesliga. He is on a quest to win his second Bundesliga title.

Centre-midfield- Salih Ozcan

Salih Ozcan left his hometown club Cologne to link up with Borussia Dortmund in 2022; he is a man with a UEFA European U21 Championship winners medal with Germany and is now a full Turkey international. Ozcan has been linked with a move to Werder Bremen in recent weeks, but the 25-year-old has rubbished those claims, adding that he will stay at Borussia Dortmund next season and would like to improve his game.

Centre-attacking midfield- Julian Brandt

Julian Brandt has made almost 300 Bundesliga appearances, and he’s only 26. He is one of the most exciting attacking players in world football right now. The attacking midfielder found the net in six consecutive league outings in 2016, becoming the youngest player to do so since a certain Gerd Muller, the Bundesliga’s all-time record scorer. He played 32 matches last season, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in the matches in which he was featured.

Left-wing- Marco Reus

Marco Reus has been the longest-serving member of the Dortmund squad. The German international has been with the club since 2014 and is still looking to win his first Bundesliga title with the club. He was the captain of the club until the last season; this coming season, he will be replaced by Emre Can as the captain of club. With a total of 365 matches played throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga, he currently has the eighth-most career matches.

Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup

Striker- Sebastian Haller

Haller was diagnosed with testicular cancer shortly after joining Dortmund from Ajax in July 2022. The 28-year-old striker underwent two surgeries before getting the green light to link back up with his teammates on their return to training on January 2, 2023. He scored on World Cancer Day after recovering from cancer. In the second half of the season, he played 19 matches for the club, in which he scored 9 goals and provided 3 assists. This coming season, he will look to improve his performance, with the striker ready to play a full season.

Right-wing- Karim Adeyemi

Borussia Dortmund forward Karim Adeyemi is rarely, if ever, beaten in a foot race. He is one of the fastest youngsters in world football right now. Karim has shown he can be ice-cold in front of goal, and if he plays with more self-confidence, he can do lots of work in the attacking third. In the attacking third for Dortmund, he had a G/A ratio of 11, out of which he scored six goals and was involved in five of the other goals that his teammates scored.

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