It is actually quite easy to forget how Dortmund has underperformed spectacularly over the past eight months as we consider the club’s dramatic fall from grace and then fantastic re-emergences at the concluding stage of 2014/2015 Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund were German champions three years ago, and yet they now sit in the sevenths position in the German top division. While a final Europe League spot keeping the club loosely enlisted to the top tier of European football. We can clearly see how Dortmund have gone backwards since their last Bundesliga trophy. A certain amount of doubt surely remains attached to the club despite their DFB cup final on Saturday (23/5).
Dortmund no longer burst on to the scene in each game like they used to, and they also don’t play a dangerously high line in the hope of tormenting their opponents and do not give waves of attack as they once did.
Besides, Dortmund’s biggest regret of the 2014/2015 Bundesliga season was not parting was with Jurgen Klopp last summer. It may seem like an odd suggestions as the manager has already safe a place in the fans’ heart. They find that he charismatic manager is the living embodiment of Dortmund’s recent wave of success and appeal for many across the world.
Let’s look what the club had last summer when Robert Lewandowski left for Bayern Munich, 12 months after Mario Gotze made the same move. Dortmund desperately needed a complete rearrange from top to bottom. To deal with it, a new strategy should have been put in place, yet instead Klopp dived into transfer market and looked for solace in talents with a bulging transfer budget.
The signing of Adrian Ramos and Ciro Immobile did not seem to be a good alternative. Both forwards are well-talented within their own right, but neither have ever looked like putting in to Klopp’s first team. A new manager with a fresh perspective would have instantly seen what held back the club in the previous campaign and brings something better to the club.