So... we won 10-0 against some half-amateur team from Switzerland. Some facts and opinions about our pre-season:
Klopp is trying out 4-4-2 system and it seems to be a good idea. We actually have some nice quality up front - Immobile and Ramos + Reus and Aubameyang, they all can play as strikers. We are also playing the standard 4-2-3-1 but it's very nice to know we can be flexible and play different systems when necessary.
Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang are having a great pre-season. Both are much more confident and are making good choices on the pitch. They look like different players to last season and that's very good to see because we need them to step up this season. Aubameyang is scoring every game and finally not running around like a headless chicken but using his qualities wisely.
Immobile is not doing that well, he is struggling to understand our system, he is the one running like a headless chicken most of the time. I hope he gets used to our style of play soon. Ramos is doing well and it's not a suprise, he's a similar player to Lewandowski so he feels quite comfortable in this system.
Im quite positive before the season, we are flexible, we have a strong bench, it's looking good.
And Gundogan is training with the ball already, he should be back at the end of September. But only back in normal training of course, it will take some time before he finds his form and loses that belly.
Im going to the Slask - Dortmund game on Wednesday, it is played in my home city.