BVB: Lars Ricken criticizes Corona

Testwook Director Lars Ricken by Borussia Dortmund has criticized the pandemic conditional restrictions in the young football.

“In March, the Corona measures are loosened in Germany, but we are still in the female of the juniors by summer 2023 in emergency mode. Everything is extremely at the expense of all youth players,” said the former BVB professional in an interview “Kicker” in an interview.

Ideas of clubs for improving the situation are ignored according to Ricken. “Cologne and we have made suggestions for the current season, as in the west with a play-off system, more games at a high level fit in the game plan,” described the Champions League winner of 1997. “It was said It that the regulations do not give this, all three seasons would have to play right away. We need much more flexible solutions in the sense of all youth players. “

Significant warning of BVB investigative leader Lars

Ricken sees significant structural abuses in the junior area in Germany.

“The problem is currently that in the Junior Federal Higher to take too few games at the high level, for which the clubs train,” said the native of Dortmund, who has steered the fusses of BVB offspring since 2008. “We no longer prepare our top talents on the highest areas of professional football.”

Ricken even explained: “We do not prepare our players currently on the men’s football at the moment.” The “bulk” of today’s U19 teams will later only “play” in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th League, “he warned.

“I’m afraid that many players are lost to us”

Ricken expected: “In the 2020/21 season, the teams in the Regionalliga West have 40 games completed, in the current ones it is 38 games and in the coming will be 38. In the A-Junior Bundesliga we had 2020 / 21 Four games, this and upcoming season are 16. So it’s 116 games in these three years. “

So it’s “difficult to get youth players in the regional league or in higher leagues and prepare them on the intensity in which it is played in these leagues”. Ricken said, “I’m afraid that many players will be lost to us.Testwook Director Lars Ricken by Borussia Dortmund has criticized the pandemic conditional restrictions in the young football.

“In March, the Corona measures are loosened in Germany, but we are still in the female of the juniors by summer 2023 in emergency mode. Everything is extremely at the expense of all youth players,” said the former BVB professional in an interview “Kicker” in an interview.

Ideas of clubs for improving the situation are ignored according to Ricken. “Cologne and we have made suggestions for the current season, as in the west with a play-off system, more games at a high level fit in the game plan,” described the Champions League winner of 1997. “It was said It that the regulations do not give this, all three seasons would have to play right away. We need much more flexible solutions in the sense of all youth players. “

Significant warning of BVB investigative leader Lars

Ricken sees significant structural abuses in the junior area in Germany.

“The problem is currently that in the Junior Federal Higher to take too few games at the high level, for which the clubs train,” said the native of Dortmund, who has steered the fusses of BVB offspring since 2008. “We no longer prepare our top talents on the highest areas of professional football.”

Ricken even explained: “We do not prepare our players currently on the men’s football at the moment.” The “bulk” of today’s U19 teams will later only “play” in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th League, “he warned.

“I’m afraid that many players are lost to us”

Ricken expected: “In the 2020/21 season, the teams in the Regionalliga West have 40 games completed, in the current ones it is 38 games and in the coming will be 38. In the A-Junior Bundesliga we had 2020 / 21 Four games, this and upcoming season are 16. So it’s 116 games in these three years. “

So it’s “difficult to get youth players in the regional league or in higher leagues and prepare them on the intensity in which it is played in these leagues”. Ricken said, “I’m afraid that many players will be lost to us.”

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