After just five games in the Champions League group stage, Borussia Dortmund have already secured their place in the last 16 of Group F. In Milan on Tuesday, not least thanks to a young player: Jamie Bynoe-Gittens
“It’s a special story, he’s an explosive player,” said Edin Terzic on “Prime” after the 3:1 win at AC Milan. “Recently he had cramps again and again and was very exhausted the day after the game. But now he’s built a base, even if it was a bit tight at the end today,” said the Dortmund coach.
Bynoe-Gittens’ joy and Füllkrug’s praise
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens played a key role in the comeback against Gladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening with a goal and an assist at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Tuesday. The 19-year-old was first on hand to slot home Marco Reus’ penalty to make it 1-0 when he slipped past Milan captain Davide Calabria in the penalty area and was brought down by the latter.
After the Rossoneri had equalized early on, Bynoe-Gittens made it 2-1 early in the second half. “It was the perfect game for me to score here at the San Siro. I tried to take the shot early, then the celebration was great. I think we can go far,” said the London-born player about his first ever Champions League goal.
Niclas Füllkrug also commented on Bynoe-Gittens and his recent performances. “He still has room for improvement in his decision-making,” said the center forward before going on to praise him: “But he’s always dangerous for the opposition. We know that we don’t have to support him one-on-one. It’s worth its weight in gold to have a player like that in the team and we’ll be delighted if he continues like this. “
Before Leverkusen: Terzic is happy about days off
Not only Bynoe-Gittens, but also many other BVB players have been running on fumes recently. “The ‘Doc’ informed us almost every hour who was unable to play, who could play 30 or 45 minutes,” said Terzic, who is glad about the short break: “Now the next game isn’t until Sunday. Now we have a bit more time to recover. “