Momentum key for Rose

19 September 2021 02:19:25 GMTPlus11
Marco Rose wants to extend run

Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose says it is important to "build on momentum" in Sunday's Bundesliga showdown with Union Berlin.

Dortmund are on a three-game winning streak across all competitions and are 2/7 to make that four at the expense of Union, who are 8/1 to spring the upset. The draw is 5/1.

We want to build on this momentum.

Marco Rose

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Rose joined Dortmund as head coach in the summer, leaving Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach to replace Edin Terzic at the Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund finished only third in the Bundesliga last season, 14 points behind champions Bayern, and despite losing Jadon Sancho to Manchester United hopes are high they can improve on that effort.

Since suffering a 2-1 defeat at Freiburg at the end of August, Dortmund have responded courageously and recorded three straight successes.

Rose's side have shown their character with high-scoring Bundesliga wins over Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen and they got their Champions League campaign up-and-running with a 2-1 victory at Besiktas on Wednesday.

And Rose, whose managerial career also features a two-year spell in Austria with Salzburg, hopes they can maintain their good form on Sunday.

Rose highlights importance of momentum

Speaking to Borussia Dortmund's official website, the 45-year-old said: "We want to build on this momentum.

"But we also need to remain hungry; we should keep wanting more and improving things. It is all about us continuing our development and trying to pick up the next points and take our next steps as a team."

When asked about their upcoming opponents Union, he added: "Union are an unpleasant opponent. They're very hard-working, compact and make it difficult to find spaces.

"You always need to beware when it comes to switch-play. They also have a clear plan when in possession. They're a really good team that are fun to watch for football fans."

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