If it were up to Hans-Joachim Watzke, BVB’s Swiss goalkeeper trio could soon be reduced to a duo. The candidate for removal would be clear: Roman Bürki.
On the sidelines of the Borussia general meeting, the BVB managing director spoke primarily about Borussia’s financial issues and the desire to get as far as possible in the Europa League. 90min reported in detail on the general meeting of BVB.
Watzke was also pleased that the breadth of the squad is showing its effect and, for example, absorbing injuries to top players. However, Watzke clearly names an exception.
According to the Ruhr news Watzke said to the participants of the meeting: “With the exception of Roman Bürki, who was the only one from the professional squad who hadn’t played, we couldn’t have done without a player so far.”
For Watzke, Bürki is “dispensable” in the truest sense of his statement. However, this is clearly neither due to his loyalty to the club, nor to past performances. Instead, the 31-year-old simply gets too much money.
The managing director of Borussia made it clear at the meeting that it makes no financial sense to finance three top goalkeepers. After the transfer of Gregor Kobel, Bürki not only lost his regular place. Because in addition to the younger compatriot, Marwin Hitz also overtook the former Freiburg resident in the rotation.