Marbella (dpa / lnw) - DFB director Oliver Bierhoff, like national coach Hansi Flick before, considers it extremely positive that Borussia Dortmund has signed several national soccer players for the coming season. "That's a good announcement from Dortmund. They made great transfers," said Bierhoff on Friday in Marbella.
BVB have signed defenders Niklas Süle (FC Bayern) and Nico Schlotterbeck (SC Freiburg) as well as attacker Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg), who are all fixed candidates for the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year. In the training camp of the DFB selection in Spain this week, Borussia captain Marco Reus and Julian Brandt were also present.
Bierhoff also expects the new BVB head coach Edin Terzić (39), who will replace Marco Rose (45), to have a positive impact on the development of the Dortmund internationals. "Terzić is an absolute top coach, and I know that communication with Hansi (Flick) is also good. That's why we're looking forward to the time," Bierhoff remarked. He described it as "extremely positive" that the players from FC Bayern and BVB now have two blocks with the DFB team again.
"It was always good for the national team when we had one or two blocks. In the end we only had one Bayern block," said Bierhoff: "In the past we had Bayern and Leverkusen, Bayern and Dortmund or, earlier, Gladbach and Bayern That was always good for the national team because the players know each other, because they trust each other, because they know the processes."