Borussia Dortmund defender Niklas Sule has had a difficult start to the new season despite playing a key role in their approach to the Bundesliga title last year. Currently, Sule is not in stable form and is no longer the priority choice in coach Edin Terzic’s defense. Instead, Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck have become the regular choice of centre-backs, forcing Sule to get used to the bench more this season.
However, midfielder Niklas Sule was given the opportunity to test in the right-back position to replace Marius Wolf, who has not maintained his form in recent matches. Then, the former Bayern Munich defender quickly seized the opportunity to show off his abilities, helping Die Schwarzgelben keep a clean sheet against Newcastle and win, rising to the top of Group F in the Champions League with many advantages. get a ticket to the knock-out round.
In his first return to Dortmund’s starting lineup, the 1.95m tall defender was rated 7.2 points by Sofascore with 3 tackles, 4/6 successful duels and 3 rescues in front of goal. by goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. An impressive parameter for a player who plays against his strengths.
According to Bild, although the 28-year-old midfielder has shown his versatility as a right-back for Dortmund, when Sule was tested in this position on the German national team, he made mistakes. was wrong in both of Mexico’s goals, a 2-2 draw on October 18.
Therefore, it is very difficult for coach Julian Nagelsmann to continue choosing Niklas Sule because even if the German team does not have many choices in this position, using Joshua Kimmich or Pascal Gross will also bring more peace of mind to the position. German coach.
However, Niklas Sule was still given the opportunity to be on the German national team’s roster in November to prepare for friendly matches with the Turkish team in Berlin and a trip to Vienna to face off. with the Austrian team.
If Niklas Sule wants to secure a regular place in the German national team for EURO 2024 then he must become a regular choice at right-back in Dortmund’s squad for the remainder of the season. prize. In the upcoming match against Stuttgart, it is likely that Sule will continue to be used by coach Edin Terzic on the right wing, an excellent performance will help him. maintained his position at the club level as well as the German national team.
Tuan Tu | 16:46 November 11, 2023