In the summer of 2017, Borussia Dortmund leafed 20 million euros on the table to break away Maximilian Philipp from the SC Freiburg – an investment, which was not sustainably crowned from the point of view of BVB.

After a good debut season with nine goals and two templates in 20 league games, Philipp 2018/19 hardly got a leg on the ground. It followed the farewell towards Dynamo Moscow, who washed the BVB at least most of the investment back into the coffers.

Meanwhile, Philipp kicks again in the Bundesliga, where he gets it on Saturday (15:30 clock) in the jersey of VfL Wolfsburg with his ex-club from Dortmund. Before asking for him personally so crystals Duel spoke the 28-year-old in the interview with the “Ruhr news” about his sobering time at the BVB.

Under Trainer Peter Bosz, the team 2017/18 was “incredibly good” started in the season, “with a lot of possession and extremely high pressing” were played and “very risky” played, so Philipp – an occurrence that the offensive actor according to its own statement ” Very good was “.

The statistics also underpin the statistics, which Philip already had five goals and two templates after nine matchdays. But then the success series of BVB ended.

“At some point, however, the burglary came. It was as if we were decrypted. The opponents knew how they had to play against us and we did not play so well,” Philipp was ruling back.

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He himself could also shine rarely and pulled himself to all overflow just before Christmas 2017 a serious injury to the patella tendon, with whom he performed months.

The BVB had to tremble the qualification to the Champions League to Bosz’s dismissal and the takeover by Peter Stöger until the last matchday. This succeeded hair.

Currently Philipp sees the situation in the table space two listed BVB significantly more positively – and despite nine points behind the FC Bayern. “You still have a chance on the title – no so big, but the chance is there,” said Wolfsburger.