The Bundesliga needs Schalke and the derbies, “said the club boss of” Bild “before the duel of the two Bundesliga clubs next Saturday. That the Royal Blues with an away win in the Revierderby in Dortmund could forget their hitherto messed up season, the 59-year-old does not believe. “This argument is a bit ridiculous,” said Watzke. “The Schalke do not have to save the season in a derby, but to secure the league. But if it's up to me, preferably not with us. “
The constellation with 42 points ahead, which BVB currently has second to the 15th Schalke, was certainly special, admitted the BVB CEO. “For both teams it's about a lot.” Dortmund has a chance on the championship at one point behind leaders FC Bayern Munich, Schalke fights at six points ahead of 16th place against relegation from the Bundesliga.
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