Lothar Matthäus believes that Borussia Dortmund are lucky to have four points from their opening two Bundesliga matches after an underwhelming start to the new season.
Borussia Dortmund suffered their first setback of the new season last weekend as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against VfL Bochum. The Black and Yellows put in a lacklustre performance against their Ruhr rivals, and only managed to come away with a point thanks to a combination of excellent goalkeeping from Gregor Kobel and the woodwork.
The draw against Bochum came on the back of a 1-0 win over FC Köln on matchday one. Even in that game, Edin Terzic’s side looked to be far from their best. And they got lucky in the end as Donyell Malen’s miscued attempt found the back of the net in the 88th minute.
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthäus has had his say on Borussia Dortmund’s form. And the 62 year old believes that BVB are lucky to have four points on board after playing badly in their opening two matches.
"“They are lucky to have four points from two games, even though they have played so badly,” Matthäus wrote in his Sky Sport column. “Köln were already better last week and there was also little to be seen in terms of superiority in Bochum. I hate to say it, but the bitter draw against Mainz on the last matchday of last season has clearly left its mark.”"
Matthäus feels that Borussia Dortmund need to bolster their squad in a number of positions before Friday’s transfer deadline day.
"“They definitely need reinforcements. There has been talk of Poulsen from Leipzig as a backup for Haller. For me, Poulsen is more than just a backup. Three centre-backs and three wingers are also not enough. I hope Sebastian Kehl still has some money in the coffers and can invest it well. Because the team certainly needs it.”"
Sebastian Kehl will have his task cut out for him as he looks to get new signings over the line. BVB are said to be eyeing a new striker and a new centre-back.