With the home win against Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund took the lead in the Bundesliga five games before the end. Should BVB actually oust FC Bayern from its long-standing throne, the Revierklub will let things jump, as sports director Sebastian Kehl hinted.
BVB will be “generous” in the event of the first championship since 2012, Kehl revealed after his Dortmund team beat Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0. Black and yellow are now leading the table with a one-point lead over FC Bayern.
However, Kehl did not specify how high the possible championship bonus for the Borussia players will be. “The team council will negotiate that,” the 43-year-old merely added.
BVB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, not yet a member of the team council this season, preferred to keep the proverbial ball low anyway. “There are still five games between where we are challenged. The championship bonus is still a long way off. First of all, we have to win the next five games.”
Bayern bankruptcy “brought extra electricity to the stadium”
First, Borussia Dortmund travels to VfL Bochum next Friday (8:30 p.m.), then the home game against VfL Wolfsburg (May 7th) is coming up. The last three games of the season will be against Borussia Mönchengladbach (May 13), FC Augsburg (May 21) and Bayern conquerors Mainz 05 (May 27).
Kobel also emphasized that in Dortmund they want to concentrate solely on their own performance. But: “Bayern’s result (1: 3 in Mainz, editor’s note) brought extra electricity to the stadium. You could tell from the start that the fans were there. They pushed us forward. With We can always be at our best at home with such energy.”
Teammate Karim Adeyemi, one of the key players for BVB with two assists against Frankfurt, added: “We were really ready for a good opponent and showed what we can do. If we play the next games like that, it will be very good look.”