Things been picking up for Borussia Dortmund

Not too long ago, Borussia Dortmund was located in the basement of the German League and relegation appeared to be inevitable but things have slowly been picking up for the team of JurgenKlopp as they have been climbing spots in the league and are now safely away from the bottom zone.

During these dreadful months of Borussia Dortmund, certain players of the squad were not satisfied in how the team was performing and they were rumored on exiting the German club when the current season reaches it’s end.

Marco Reus and Mats Hummels are some of the standout players of Borussia Dortmund that were linked with a move outside of the club. Not too long ago, Real Madrid was interested in signing Marco Reus but the midfielder penned a contract extension that will keep him in the club at least until 2019.

Mats Hummels contract with Borussia Dortmund runs out in 2017 but the German defender is still being linked with a number of clubs that are still interested and are attempting to lure him away from the hands of JurgenKlopp.

Manchester United is one of the top European clubs that has been most linked with the German defender and Louis van Gaal will be glad to hear that Mats Hummels is actually open and likes the idea of joining a team outside of Germany which is something that he has never done before in his career. Continue reading Things been picking up for Borussia Dortmund

Cardiff City clearing out Club to sustain

Cardiff City appeared to be in the process of mass clear out as the club have already sold five players since the appointment of Russell Slade as the permanent manager.

More names are expected to follow in the last few days of the transfer window and Slade has given a warning to supporters that the club are no longer in the market for top names. This is widely expected to be the norm at Cardiff for the next few transfer windows given that the club has slipped away from the top six. The sale also appears to hint at Cardiff owner Vincent Tan withdrawing his commitment.

Tan made several changes to the club – including the colour of the shirt – this season and it has been seen as a way to pacify the supporters. Slade, though, reiterated that Tan remains committed to the Cardiff cause as ever. Continue reading Cardiff City clearing out Club to sustain

Russell Slade unhappy with Young Players Performance

Russell Slade, the man in charge of Cardiff City, is a little disappointed to see his talented, young players not being able to play as well as they can.

In the previous game versus Rotherham which is not the strongest of the Championship teams, Slade started with the 25-year old Kim Bo-Kyung, but, that move did not work as the young midfielder struggled in the game.

The game finished as a scoreless draw which was not such a bad result for Rotherham, but, for Cardiff, it was certainly not what they would have wanted.

The fans found it very hard to digest the fact that Cardiff could not defeat a comparatively weaker side in home conditions and they ended up booing their own players.

Talking to the press later that evening, Slade said, “Kim had been playing well for the development squad. So, we thought it’s the right time for him to be brought in, but, he could not live up to it. He tried, but, he does not seem to be a finished product yet.”

“He had earned his place in the XI, but, at this point of time, I can’t say if he is going to be retained in the next game or not.”

“Ravel is another one whom we rate quite high. But, he tends to waste his energy at times.”

Slade did not criticize the fans for booing. According to him, the fans are quite attached to the team and thus, they feel bad when there is string of negative results.

In the words of Slade, “You would have seen the atmosphere a couple of years back when the boys had earned promotion. The fans were buzzing. But, now, obviously, it’s different as we have not been able to produce the goods. The perspective of the fans can be understood.”