The Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga will resume on Saturday, with the Revierderby clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke taking up positions.

The Bundesliga will resume on Saturday

Former German star Thomas Doll is fascinated by the expected return of the Bundesliga and praised the German Football League (DFL) for starting the professional game again. The Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga will resume on Saturday, with the Revierderby clash between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke taking up positions. On Sunday, Bayern Munich continues their chase the eighth consecutive title at Union Berlin. The DFL has implemented a detailed coronavirus testing program. And social distance measures to ensure the smoothest progress after the German government has given permission to return the sport. So ex-midfielder Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, Doll is impressed. “I’m more than ready to restart,” the Doll told reporters. “Everyone who loves football must have missed it badly – even if we know that there are many topics that are even more important than football.

The brilliant DFL concept

“I also talked with many guys, and everyone is happy to restart. There is a difference between the arena with the audience and empty, but I think everyone is aware of the fact that now there is no other way.” Extensive launch of Covid-19 testing for all 36 best clubs in Germany formed a crucial pillar in plans for a restart. Cologne on Sunday entertains Mainz, despite the confirmation of three positive tests – reported two players and a physiotherapist – last week. At the same time, 2. Bundesliga meetings of Dynamo Dresden’s 2.Bundesliga meetings with Hanover and Greuter Furth will be rescheduled after how their squad will be quarantined for two weeks. “I think the restart can succeed if everyone acts following this brilliant DFL concept, which is not so easy to handle,” said Thomas. “If everyone sticks to this, it might work.

Kalou is suspended from the club

“We have already seen a lot of tests, in my opinion, about 2000 people are only in the Bundesliga. Cologne has already suffered, unfortunately, now it is Dynamo Dresden and Hanover. That’s too bad because you do not want to be behind other teams. “The plans to restart the Bundesliga were thrown in a bad light when the experienced striker of Hertha Berlin Salomon Kalou posted on the club’s training site a video now-removed on Facebook about how he neglects social distance and security measures. Hertha suspended the Ivory Coast international, and Doll feels that they had little choice. “There was no other way to protect the club,” he added. “The decision was made not only by head coach Bruno Labbadia, and the whole club decided to suspend Kalou.

“Now, Kalou realizes his mistake. But that is not an excuse for his failure.” He is no longer 18, so at his age, you should be a little smarter. He already paid for it. He put Hertha in a terrible situation, so they only had the option of pulling a ripcord.”