Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just a sprinkle of nutmeg...

Borussia Dortmund whiz kid Christian Pulisic was at it again on Tuesday, bagging the opener/winner in a 3-0 DfB Pokal win over 3.Liga underdogs Sportfreunde Lotte. He now has three goals and two assists in the last 11 days.









- Greg Seltzer

4 comments:

DaMa said...

If he keeps up this form, it is going to be interesting to see how the lineup goes when Reus is healthy. Not that they are going to bench a health Marco but you could make a pretty good argument for moving some other folks around in their skinny 3-4-3. I know there's really only 3 pure offensive guys out there with Durm and Schmelzer usually playing those wings, but it's not like the defense with that set has been air tight. Feels like they could sacrifice either of those two or Castro for CP10. Durm, Shmelzer have been meh all season, Castro seems to have dropped off a lot. Seems like if you used Guereirro (I can't figure out why he isn't the default left wing back, he's been one of the better players all season and that position is pretty much made for him) on one side and pulisic on the other your biggest worry would be whether CP10 was going to give enough cover in between all the goals you were scoring, but I think his work rate on D is pretty underrated, miles better than Dembele in that aspect).

Patrick said...

With Reus injury prone and Dembele and CP teenagers, they will probably rotate them as they continue in three competitions. Dembele had come out with cramps often but, as good add he is, he has not been great as a sub.

Going into the winter break, dortmund thought they needed more toughness in CMF and that is Castro. He has played much better and controlled than in the first half.

Gueriero has a problem defending facing his own goal. He will need to get better at that to displace Schmelzer as Dortmund are very aggressive and give up counters.

Tom said...

I was going to write basically what Patrick did in his first paragraph.

Adrian said...

He made that finish look easy. Wow.