1. Harry Kane’s first time
Since moving to Bayern Munich in this summer’s transfer window, Harry Kane has shown an extremely impressive performance with 14 goals and 7 assists in just 13 matches in all competitions. Along with Leroy Sane, the English striker is the hope for the current Allianz Arena team’s attack.
This is also the first time Harry Kane faces Borussia Dortmund, a real counterweight to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season. Surely fans of the “Gray Tigers of Bavaria” want him to continue shooting, thereby helping Thomas Tuchel and his team win all 3 points right at the holy land of Signal Iduna Park.
However, the fact that the reigning Bundesliga champion does not have the strongest squad also makes it difficult for Harry Kane. Most likely, the English striker will have to play deep to ensure the tactical requirements that coach Thomas Tuchel requires.
2. Borussia Dortmund’s determination
After failing in the race to win the championship last season, Edin Terzic and his team certainly want to make amends with their home team’s fans. Borussia Dortmund is in relatively impressive form, they are one of three teams still undefeated in the Bundesliga up to now, besides Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen.
With the advantage of playing at home, although coach Edin Terzic still had a lot of respect for his opponent in the pre-match press conference, everyone understood that he and his students aspired to defeat Bayern Munich in order to win. affirming his ambition in Germany’s top tournament.
The Ruhr team also has reason to believe in a positive result, because Bayern Munich is no longer too superior compared to every year. The “Gray Tigers of Bavaria” also have many problems that need to be resolved if they want to win all 3 points against Borussia Dortmund.
3. Storm of injuries gives Thomas Tuchel a headache
Except for Jamal Musiala, Harry Kane and Leroy Sane, Bayern Munich currently has many problems on all three lines. Coach Thomas Tuchel constantly complains about the Bayern Munich squad being too thin and that is completely well-founded.
Serge Gnabry or Leon Goretzka are racing against time to recover in time for the confrontation with Borussia Dortmund. Joshua Kimmich’s disastrous red card left the Bayern Munich midfield with no viable names to play this weekend. Plans that take into account young talents all carry high risks.
In defense, things are even worse, the defending Bundesliga champions are missing Matthijs de Ligt when the Dutch midfielder has to sit out for several weeks due to a ligament injury. Dayot Upamecano has not recovered 100% of his physical condition. Except for Kim Min-jae, coach Thomas Tuchel does not have any high-class central defenders.
Huy Truong | 07:47 November 4, 2023