Hans-Joachim Watzke highlights two areas of improvement for Borussia Dortmund

Hans-Joachim Watzke. (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)
Hans-Joachim Watzke. (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images) /

Hans-Joachim Watzke believes that there are two areas in which Borussia Dortmund must look to improve next season.

Borussia Dortmund came ever so close to winning the Bundesliga title last season, but an 89th minute winner from Jamal Musiala on the final day of the season helped Bayern Munich snatch the Meisterschale on goal difference.

The Black and Yellows are now looking to bolster their squad and make another push for the Bundesliga title next season. Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that it is not easy to strengthen the BVB squad following their stunning run of form in the second half of last season.

But the Borussia Dortmund CEO has identified two areas of improvement for his team going into the coming campaign. In an interview with SportBILD, Watzke said:

"“It’s not easy to improve a team that picked up 46 points in 19 games in the last six months. Nevertheless, I expect us to continue to improve in two areas.”“Although we kept 12 clean sheets, we conceded too many goals with a total of 44. This is an area where we need to improve.”“We also have to become more resilient under pressure. Certain fluctuations are normal in a team with many young players, but we have to work hard to overcome them. We’re approaching this issue from different angles.”"

Borussia Dortmund have already made three signings this summer, with Ramy Bensebaini, Felix Nmecha and Marcel Sabitzer joining the club. The report from SportBILD claims that those in charge at BVB see great potential in Nmecha, and Sabitzer will bring his know-how and leadership qualities to the team.

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It remains to be seen if there will be further new arrivals. But the magazine adds that the BVB bosses are confident that the team will be able to compete for the Bundesliga title next season, even if Bayern Munich succeed in their bid to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.