This game clearly highlighted several things. Langerak isn't good enough to be the starting GK so we'll need an upgrade in that position this summer, giving Subotic an extension was a mistake and letting him start here over Sokratis wasn't the right move as he pretty much gifted them that third goal, and Aubameyang is just not good enough to be the striker for this team going forward. Yes he scored 25 goals this season which is a fantastic tally, but he's pretty much useless if he doesn't have space to run into. Offers nothing in terms of link or hold up play and barely even presses to win balls back. Good squad player to have, however not good enough to start if our ambitions are to be amongst the top 3 clubs in Germany again.
Reus had a really poor game, I'm starting to think about whether or not it would be a good move to sell him for big bucks this summer and finance some other moves to rebuild the attack. Sure on his day he is a quality player, but he's become too injury prone in the last year or so and usually needs several consecutive games in order to regain his form. Not sure we can keep taking that risk as we are too dependent on him in attack and if his injury record doesn't get better next year, his value could decrease as well and we'd miss out on an opportunity to get 50-60M for him now. If a serious offer comes in by the end of August, I hope the club considers it at this point.
Thought Mkhitaryan was our best offensive player, worked hard and made some successful dribbles but didn't get rewarded as the players around him weren't having a good day. I wouldn't mind seeing him stay another year now and give it one more shot under a different coach, this way we'll finally get to see whether he truly is good enough for a club like BVB or not. It would suck to see him leave this summer and go light it up elsewhere, would leave some regrets over what could have been, so I'd like to see him give it one more go under Tuchel.
Gundogan-Kehl was getting run over in midfield by Wolfsburg's pressing game and counters, it's also clearly been a big issue for us all season but changes will definitely happen there now with Kehl retiring and Ilkay on his way out so we'll see Tuchel has in mind there next season.
And last but not least, what a miserable way for the Klopp era to end. Real shame that he has to leave on this note, losing a cup final after some shambolic defending in the first half when we could have been 2-0 up by the time their equalizer came around. It also now means that we'll have to start in the qualifying rounds of the EL instead of going directly to the group stage which doesn't help matters already for next season's preparations, with potential trips to countries like Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan being possible in mid July.
Well done to Wolfsburg though, they deserve it for the fantastic season that they've had. We were in that position for the last few years but now it was their time so hope they enjoyed it while they could.