Before the derby, the roles are clearly divided: Dortmund has 19 points of advantage over Schalke and manager Zorc praises the trainer Favre – even if the Swiss have lost to Schalke above all.
Borussia Dortmund's sporting director, Michael Zorc, has been in business for many years, but the new coach Lucien Favre's approach continues to surprise him. "We have a new coach who has a clear philosophy, and Lucien Favre sometimes improves the details that are new to me, even if I've been in football for decades," Zorc told Schalke 04 before the Revier derby (Saturday from 3.30pm in the t-online.de live ticker) on Sky Sports News HD.
Zorc: "We have learned the right lessons"
According to Zorc, the key to the BVB jump at the top of the Bundesliga was also the change of team. "We pulled the right lessons from last season and we have developed the right profiles from the players we need to make the team more stable," said the 56-year-old.
Despite the comfortable 19-point advantage over Schalke Zorc, he was not expecting the derby. "Obviously we have a good table position, but we still want to expand, of course we know the importance of this game, but in recent years we have also seen that it is not always the best in the standings".
Favre with a negative balance on Schalke
Dortmund celebrated its last victory on the Schalke more than five years ago. Under the direction of trainer Jürgen Klopp BVB won October 26, 2013 3-1. Even the balance of the new coach does not necessarily speak for the winner of the 1997 Champions League.
The coach of BVB Favre has lost four of his six tasks with the miners, but everyone is very close to 0: 1. However, the Swiss with the BVB has won the last four appearances in the league and lost this season, no Bundesliga match.