Alexander Meyer has been with us for exactly one month Borussia Dortmund between the posts, the newcomer stands in for the injured Gregor Kobel.
Against FC Bayern Munich, Gregor Kobel could get back into the goal of Borussia Dortmund return, but should coach Edin Terzic immediately throw the Swiss in the top game?
Borussia Dortmund: Meyer or Kobel? Terzic faced with a difficult decision
Alexander Meyer has now been in the box six times for BVB, twice he kept the zero. Coach Edin Terzic gave special praise last week: “Alex made a really good impression from day 1. We could always rely on him and hope that he will continue in the same way.”
Against FC Sevilla, Meyer prevented the equalizer several times with outstanding saves while leading 1-0, Borussia Dortmund held on to victory. The 31-year-old shows why BVB brought him in as a substitute keeper in the summer. Dortmund can cope with the absence of Gregor Kobel so well.
The next BVB opponents:
- FC Bayern Munich (Saturday, October 8, Bundesliga, home)
- Sevilla FC (Tuesday 11 October, Champions League, home)
- Union Berlin (Sunday, October 16, Bundesliga, away)
- Hannover 96 (Wednesday, October 19, DFB-Pokal, away)
Kobel could now return to the team on Saturday. The return of the Swiss after tearing a muscle fiber was actually planned against 1. FC Köln, but back problems threw him back.
He started the trip to Seville on Tuesday, but was unable to train there with the team as planned. But he was in the squad for Tuesday night’s game. “In the current situation, I don’t want to sound too negative or too positive,” says Edin Terzic about Kobel.
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It is still questionable whether the 24-year-old will be fit again for the top game against FC Bayern Munich. In any case, the question remains: How sensible is it to put Kobel back in goal against Bayern?
The goalkeeper hasn’t played a game in over a month and has hardly or not trained at all. Meyer, on the other hand, is full of juice and delivers strong performances. BVB could afford the luxury of giving Kobel another game break.
Meyer himself said after the win against Sevilla: “There’s nothing new for Saturday. I already know in which role I came here. I’ve tried to be there when I’m needed. Contact with Gregor is very good. He was very happy for me. He supports me, I support him, we benefit from each other.”