Great youth problem at BVB: From training to purchasing club

When Borussia Dortmund receives the SC Paderborn in the Bundesliga on Friday (starting at 20:30 in the Bundesliga), not only the usual suspects like Mats Hummels or Marco Reus in focus. Many eyes will be on Paderborn's defense talent Luca Kilian. Because the ex-Dortmunder embodies the big problem of youth work of BVB Born in Dortmund, training in early years at Hombrucher SV, where once a certain Mario Gotze learned to play football, change with twelve years to BVB.

Nominations for the DFB-selected teams since the U18, winning the A-Junior Championship 2017, as a 19-year-old regular in the Regionalliga team. Despite the height of 1.92 meters versatile, in the defense, central and right-back and in the defensive midfielder.With a look at career and profile of Luca Kilian was until summer only one scenario near: a Bundesliga career at his Training Club Borussia Dortmund – sooner or later. As you know by now, this probably never happens. For his first professional contract signed the legal right not at BVB, but at SC Paderborn. In the Ruhr area, one did not seem to see any use for the defender.BVB spends over 100 million euros on defensive players. This is also due to Dortmund's transfer strategy of recent years. In order to make short-term success possible, BVB always needs immediate help on the defensive. And that just does not usually come from their own junior pool 2016, the black and yellow center-back Marc Bartra. In 2017, Ömer Toprak and Dan-Axel Zagadou were hired, followed by Manuel Akanji six months later, and again by Abdou Diallo just six months later. In 2019, the at least 16 million-euro Argentine perspective player Leonardo Balerdi came first, then BVB grabbed with Mats Hummels in the top shelf. If one counts the full-back also with, the list is even longer. With beautiful regularity is the ambitious Champions League participants so his own defensive offspring external defenders in the nose – and takes deep into the pocket. BVB invested around 116 million euros alone for the aforementioned players. The fact that talented and talented Dortmunders are at some point in the wilderness is just the logical consequence – and Kilian is far from being the only example. Talents of BVB prefer to seek out the distance from the U19 squad , who won the championship in the past season, landed a whole range of talents at other professional clubs. Enrique Pena is now running for SV Sandhausen. Tobias Mißner (SV Wehen Wiesbaden), Robin Kehr (SpVgg Greuther Fürth) or Paul-Philipp Besong (1.FC Nürnberg) also started their professional career in the 2. Bundesliga. Yassin Ibrahim made it into the third league to the Würzburger Kickers.For the perspective players who want to prevail at BVB, the situation is not easier despite this bloodletting. Tobias Raschl for example, after all, equipped with a professional contract until 2022 and repeatedly used in the pre-season, actually has absolutely no perspective in the team of coach Lucien Favre. In his position in the defensive midfield players like Axel Witsel, Julian Weigl, Thomas Delaney or Mahmoud Dahoud. For now, Raschl is therefore parked at the U23. It is quite possible that the 19-year-old soon joins the line of Dortmund players, such as Dzenis Burnic (Dynamo Dresden) or Felix Passlack (Fortuna Sittard), which also come from their own offspring .Luca Kilian receives chance in the Bundesliga – but not at the BVBAuch the New Paderborn Kilian illustrates the lack of permeability between junior division and professional team at BVB.Und he shows how it can be: After a short settling time at Aufsteiger celebrated the meanwhile 20- Year-old, of all people against Bayern his Bundesliga debut. In the duel with Robert Lewandowski, currently the best center forward in the world, showed the youngster a decent performance. Only at the goal of Poland for interim 1: 3 he was "a bit too slow in the head", as Kilian himself afterwards in the "kicker" conceded. "It has to do with experience you collect." The trust of SCP coach Steffen Baumgart, who relies on the "advancement" of his protégé, he has anyway. Kilian completed seven mandatory games so far for Paderborn. The next will surely follow against BVB. In the long run, he will probably Uwe Hünemeier or Christian Strohdiek, two veterans, one even captain, as a regular force in the Abwehrzentrale replace. That Kilian in view of the great competition at BVB would not be a candidate for the starting eleven is logical. Anyway, getting the chance to prove yourself at the highest level would be equally unthinkable in Dortmund these days. Better than on Friday in a direct duel he could not clarify that his training club.Gerrit Kleiböhmer

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