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Potential Wenger replacement Tuchel under pressure as Dortmund struggle

Date Posted,February 16, 2017

Thomas Tuchel has been touted as a potential replacement for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, but the Borussia Dortmund boss has problems of his own at the Bundesliga side.

Dortmund go into Saturday’s Bundesliga clash against Vfl Woldsburg in desperate need of a win following a string of poor results which has cracked up the pressure on the 43-year-old.

The German side have won just two of their last seven league games, as Tuchel’s young team have been plagued by inconsistency this term and face a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

A 1-0 defeat at Benfica in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday hasn’t helped Tuchel’s case, with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke leaving the ground before the end of last week’s 2-1 reverse at bottom-of-the-table Darmstadt 98.

Dortmund lost the first leg of their Champions League tie with Benfica (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Tuchel has been touted as potential replacement for Wenger (Photo: Bongarts/Getty)

And Tuchel has admitted that his side need to buck their ideas up.

“There has to be a change in our way of thinking,” he said. “We are not only the team playing against RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich (and beating them). We are also the team that plays as we did against Darmstadt.

“It would be helpful if that could finally sink in,” he said, urging for more consistency from his players. “I thought it had internally been understood.”

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