Mario Gotze amused by the question. A Reporter from the Journalistenpulk that had formed after the final whistle to the world champion of 2014, wanted to know of him, at how much per cent, of its efficiency he was. “Right now, 100 percent,” said the midfielder, and had to laugh. Finally, the 26 had brought-Year-old just the second game at a high level.

Götze had everything in the Repertoire, what had made him his first few years at Borussia Dortmund famous and many of his critics believed that he would never achieve more dynamic, understanding of the game and a technique, which looks for their-same.

The 4:0 against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, this impressively strong idea of the Dortmund on the Wednesday, had Lucien Farve made the midfielder and he didn’t seem to need before so right in the starting line-up. Götze played against the Spaniards as a hanging tip, and had been a key part of the team also came up against a complex defensive system like Atlético to chances and goals. Against Hertha BSC on Saturday, the again – albeit this time without reward: The 2:2 (1:1) against the table, the sixth was not a Happy End for BVB.

“felt The two lost points. We must blame ourselves, because we have not used the chances. We were not effective,“ said Götze after a game in which Dortmund had shown a similar offensive vertebrae, such as in the case of the previous six won performances – however, negligence made in the financial statements.

Sancho hits a double

A certain degree of inaccuracy had crept in – probably as a result of the high, intense stress of the past weeks, possibly simply because of the youth and inexperience of some of the protagonists of the young Teams: this Time, it was two clean out-played hits by young star Jadon Sancho (18).

it is indeed annoying, but not a Drama. “We played very well and had in the second half, two, three times the opportunity to make the 3:1. Unfortunately, we don’t make it, unfortunately, we make a small mistake,“ said Favre, after it seemed to be until just before the end, the BVB would have forced the uncomfortable Berlin in the knee.

Zagadou fouls Selke

But then prevented a leapfrog action of the 19-year-old centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou that the BVB was able to maintain its Five-point lead on chasers Bayern Munich, The Frenchman handle in the penalty area after his counterpart, Davie Selkie on. Salomon Kalou turned the due penalty for Hertha to score.

The Imperfect belongs to the team that has developed Favre in the past four months. After the players have developed a greater safety in the mental Fast and high willingness to run-based style of play, produces the BVB per game, a variety of hit-and-run attacks. The team keeps the pace extremely high.

But that will come with this development, also to individual errors, not only was Favre always aware of it. “This is nothing like pondering should,” said Sebastian Kehl, the head of the franchise Department. Hans-Joachim Watzke put into perspective the expectations, which soared especially after the Gala against Madrid again. He had not “had the feeling that we will win until Christmas or Easter all games”. But self-doubt gets so nobody.

Watzke over Bayern

First, this is not a remote comparison with the Bavarians. “We are on 10. November, as we don’t have to give us now any skirmish,“ he said. The club head was during his visit to the ZDF sports Studio not in the role of the Challenger of record master’s insistence. Stick to it: “If Bayern plays a top season, you have no Chance.”

However, according to Watzke, was also noticed to him that it is for the Munich “this year is a bit stiffer”. May also be some unsouveräner. The sensational press conference by Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would have accepted one week ago, in which the colleagues extensively media had played well, so his impression, “a dynamic that was not as intended”.

Of obviousness is not felt in Munich, currently has actually a lot of. This, however, could not be expected after the turmoil of the past few weeks. “This was a labor victory,” said Bayern coach Niko Kovac after the effort of 2:1 (1:0) FSV Mainz 05. “But in the Situation we were in, we are happy that we have won three games in a row.” Kovac has Athens managed to stabilize the performance of his team: As with the 2:0 in the Champions League against AEK and on the weekend before the 3:1 in Wolfsburg, his Team fighting back in the track to Shine.

The Bavarians are currently in a Constitution, to play back, which is their potential to re-appropriate and require a lot of Bayern Fans as a matter of course. However, as simple as that, don’t be. “You can believe us when we say that we have to work hard for the victories hard,” said Thomas Müller, is similar to Götze, Dortmund started slowly in the season, but now the Team has struggled.

Two English weeks

In terms of lightness and joy of playing of the record master is currently not (yet) at the Dortmunder. However, the Munich-based hope, until the next Saturday, the champion of 2011 and 2012. In a table is not the football.

It is a race against time, but the Bavarians are confident that they can win it. “On the eighth round, still no master. Also on the ninth. We must add,“ said Kovac. It is a matter of the next three games in the DFB-Pokal at the regional division club SV Rödinghausen to win in the League against Freiburg, and in the Champions League against Athens. But winning is also a matter of safety to have in Dortmund and then again, a playful solutions.

Dortmund have to fight in this Phase, also against fatigue. You will be tested to the Bayern match of Union Berlin (DFB Pokal), Wolfsburg (Bundesliga) and in the return game of Atlético Madrid.

Not only the “German Clasico” – the Countdown voltage promises.