Dortmund will make a trip to Tottenham’s stadium in a round of 1/8 Champions League. But for many people this is like a home game of the German team.
In the UK, coaches who have worked in Dortmund are making a lot of buzz. Juergen Klopp is flying with Liverpool and competing fiercely with the City. Daniel Farke, former U23 coach Dortmund, is helping Norwich to be second in the Championship.
Quite a few English clubs want to copy Dortmund’s recruitment system. Arsenal even invited the head of the Ruhr team, Sven Mislintat, to talk about the short time between the parties.
British fans always wanted to be the center of the club like in Germany. And Dortmund, with 80,000 fans filling their home matches with low ticket prices and the level of participation in high club management, is the target they aim for.
In addition, there is a British star shining brightly in Dortmund. It’s Jadon Sancho. He is a pioneer for a new generation of British talents who are willing to go abroad for a young age.
In the summer of 2017, Dortmund’s spending of £ 8m to bring Sancho back from City was considered a farce. Now his value has increased to £ 105 million according to CIES football research agency.
Man City under Pep Guardiola is currently the second ranked team from the bottom up for players from the academy to play in the Premier League this season. The most competitive teams for players from the academy are Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal. In total, Foden only had 427 minutes to play in the Premier League and Champions League in his entire career compared to Sancho’s 2.212 minutes in Dortmund.
“The biggest benefit is that they have the opportunity to play,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc. Because of budget differences, perhaps the German teams are forced to give some young players a chance to play.