Takeaway #3: Guille Bueno’s impact
One of three players to play for 60 minutes for Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday was Guille Bueno. The full-back had 1,500 minutes for the BVB U-23s last season, splitting time with Tom Rothe and Prince Aning at left-back.
Bueno was Borussia Dortmund’s second most effective player in the first half after Marco Reus. He flew aggressively across the pitch, showing excellent acceleration and taking advantage of all the space he was afforded.
While not wanting to read too much into Guille Bueno’s quality in pre-season against weaker opponents, he should be commended for showing up in excellent condition and taking full advantage of his opportunity. The left-back carried the ball well and read the game beautifully, making several interceptions and ball recoveries.
Bueno was the first player Terzic talked to after the half-time whistle. This was likely due to the fact the Spanish defender was flying out of position to win the ball back.
Following his half-time talk with Terzic, the defender played more reserved in the second half with Prince Aning mainly playing higher up the pitch than him before moving to left-back when Bueno was substituted.
The club’s ability to scout and develop young full-backs is pretty good with Rothe, Aning and Bueno all under the age of 23 and showing potential. And with Rothe out on loan, Aning and Bueno may well see first-team minutes this season should there be any injuries.