“The season is a marathon” – Julian Ryerson not giving up on Borussia Dortmund’s title hopes

Julian Ryerson. (Photo by Mika Volkmann/Getty Images)
Julian Ryerson. (Photo by Mika Volkmann/Getty Images) /

Julian Ryerson is not giving up on Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of winning the Bundesliga title, but believes that they must add some consistency to their game.

The season so far has certainly not gone according to plan for Borussia Dortmund, especially in the Bundesliga. Defeats to Bayern Munich and Stuttgart before the international break saw the Black and Yellows slip to fifth place in the league standings, ten points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen.

Many have already written off Borussia Dortmund as potential contenders for the Bundesliga title this season. But Julian Ryerson believes that last season’s incredible turnaround shows that BVB still have plenty of fight left.

In an interview with Sky Sport, Ryerson said:

"“The season is a marathon, we saw that last year. When I arrived, we were nine points behind Bayern and in the end – unfortunately – we finished level on points. So anything is possible.”“The thing that hasn’t been good is our lack of consistency. Against Newcastle we played well twice, then we didn’t against Stuttgart and that’s the bad thing. But we still have time and a lot of games ahead of us to improve on that.”"

Borussia Dortmund managed to come from nine points behind in the Bundesliga last season, but they ultimately lost the title to Bayern Munich on goal difference.

Edin Terzic’s side will hope for a similar comeback this time around. Although a massive upswing in performances and results will be needed if they are to compete for the top honours in Germany this season.

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Borussia Dortmund will return to Bundesliga action this weekend, as they go up against Borussia Mönchengladbach at home. And a win would go a long way in helping them get some momentum back on side ahead of the tough run of matches they have coming up.