Dortmund coach Favre prefares 11 vs 11 in training

With the recent report in the German Media suggests, the Bundesliga could be kicking off from May 9 as  several clubs return to the training pitch in preparation for the restart in small groups.


Dortmund is just a few points away from league leaders Bayern Munich who overtook the first position from RB Leipzig, who led the table for several months.


Lucien Favre, however, sees the current small group training session as not suitable for the club.


As usual, every coach would love to see his full squad perform at the highest, so he  would be easy to pick from whoever is in form.


But this is not feasible at the moment due to the current pandemic across the world which also affected Germany, forcing the Government to impose social distancing rules.


But Favre has to deal with a small group training session with his players.


“We cannot train normally, We have to accept that and hope that it will continue soon.” Lucien Favre said during a Podcast on the club’s Podcast show as reported by Ruhr.


The current format of small groups has really affected the club, with the club dividing the training session with the three coaches of the senior team including the Head coach Lucien Favre.


The Swiss man would prefer a more balanced and well-coordinated training sessions instead of the small groups, which look to be affecting his plans for the remainder of the season.


Dortmund wants trophies, but the current situation could prove to be vital.

Players working on themselves at home


But Favre still emphasizing on player’s individual work rate with the use of technology.


He did not rule out the fact that everything has been affected but stressed the need for the players to work individually.


Ghost games to deal with


As the league kicks off, every club will be mandated to play in empty stadiums as to the usual fans frenzy during normal matchdays.



The DFL has agreed to play games behind closed doors as they try to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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Ibiye Ambille

Ibiye is the founder of A passionate football fan and loves writing about football. Connect with me on twitter @siteking2. Editor-in-Chief

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