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Sport Watzke makes it clear: BVB will not announce a challenge to FC Bayern

16:20  30 june  2020
16:20  30 june  2020 Source:   sevencooks.com

BVB: No declaration of war against Bayern

 BVB: No declaration of war against Bayern © PIXATHLONPIXATHLONSID No declaration of war of BVB for the coming season Dortmund vice-champion Borussia Dortmund has given up the challenge of the German soccer record champion Bayern Munich before the new season. "We no longer play this game with the goals," said managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke at a media event on Tuesday in Dortmund. Before the previous season, BVB had announced the championship as a goal. "For years we have been criticized for not spending the championship target.

  Watzke stellt klar: BVB verzichtet auf Kampfansage an den FC Bayern © imago images / Jörg Schüler

Vice Champion Borussia Dortmund will not announce a challenge to the German record champion Bayern Munich before the new season. "We no longer play this game with the goals," said managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke at a media event on Tuesday in Dortmund.

Before the previous season, BVB had announced the championship as a goal. "For years we have been criticized for not spending the championship target. We said last year that we wanted to try to become champions. This 'want to try' was canceled in the media after a few weeks," said Watzke.

Watzke: There will not be many new signings at BVB

BVB finished second last season, 13 points behind series champion Munich. The fact that there is no official goal does not mean "that we are not ambitious," said Watzke: "We try to win every game."

Dortmund doubt clubs will pay Sancho asking price

  Dortmund doubt clubs will pay Sancho asking price Borussia Dortmund chief executive Joachim Watzke is confident Jadon Sancho will not be sold to Liverpool or Manchester United in the window.Dortmund's season ended on a deflating note on Saturday as they were thrashed 4-0 by Hoffenheim to finish 13 points adrift of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

There will not be many new signings - also due to the corona crisis. Belgian international Thomas Meunier was signed on a free transfer by Paris St. Germain and is to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right. "If not much happens on the tax side, not so much will happen on the access side either," said Watzke.

BVB: Watzke shows understanding for Schalke

Watzke also expressed his understanding of an million dollar guarantee for archrival Schalke 04 from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. "This is not honorary, knowing that the people's soul feels differently," he said.

The Handelsblatt had reported a volume of 40 million euros. According to WAZ information, the guarantee committee has already positively assessed the project of Schalke, which is burdened with 197.9 million euros in liabilities (according to the 2019 consolidated financial statements), an announcement should take place on Wednesday.

"State loans have to be repaid. This is not state aid," said Watzke, who understood that "the state government had intervened". The BVB boss also emphasized that there had to be "a very careful individual check" as to whether there were "corona effects" at Schalke.

NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet had left reports on the state guarantee for Schalke unconfirmed on Tuesday with reference to the prescribed confidentiality. "There is no decision on any guarantee issue," said the CDU politician at the Düsseldorf state press conference.

FC Bayern: Robert Lewandowski sees room for improvement - move to Real Madrid was the topic .
© Getty Images Robert Lewandowski (31) shot Bayern with 34 goals to the Bundesliga title and secured the top scorer. Nevertheless, he does not believe that he has already reached his maximum performance: "I would say: 'It is still loading!'. I have not fully loaded yet, maybe I am at 90 percent. I would like to exceed my own limits," he said in Sport-Bild interview. The Polish striker turns 32 in August, but feels "like 27, 28. Sometimes even younger.

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