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Terzic: “It wasn’t right at the front and back – in all areas”

After 17 games without defeat, BVB were hit again this Saturday. Edin Terzic and Sebastian Kehl don’t want the recent development to be ruined, but had to admit that a lot went wrong in the 4-0 defeat to Bayern Munich

0:2 after just nine minutes, too little goal threat in front of Manuel Neuer’s goal and in the end a deserved 0:4 against champions Bayern Munich: Borussia Dortmund truly did not have a good day on Saturday, were punished with their first defeat of the season and had to live with the continuation of a negative run.

The Westphalians have not managed a win against FCB since November 2018 (nine defeats, one draw since then). The Black & Yellows had set their sights high, wanted to stand up to Munich and, ideally, achieve a victory

“We had to defend so many counter-attacks “

An exasperated Edin Terzic took to the “Sky” microphone, however, and had to analyze this clear defeat – and found ruthless words: “It’s brutally disappointing. It wasn’t right at the front and back – in all areas.”

He had recognized what he was now missing in the most recent games and during the most recent run of 17 games without defeat: “It was there recently, it was there three days ago and in the last few weeks. “

And why not this time? “We gave the ball back after four or five seconds,” said Terzic. “The first or, at the latest, the second pass meant that we had to chase after it. We had to defend so many counter-attacks – and then we didn’t manage to keep up with the pace or the ball security. “

Partial blame for Schlotterbeck, annoyance at 0:2

He was particularly annoyed by the early double blow – the 0:1 from Dayot Upamecano after just four minutes, when he left his opponent Nico Schlotterbeck standing after a corner, and the 0:2 from Harry Kane. “Of course you can blame Schlotti for the mistake here, he loses sight of the man,” the Dortmund coach explained in detail. “The corner is well taken, but it also comes into the area where we have our free man. We didn’t manage to defend the ball here either. And then it’s just good momentum from Upamecano – and then it’s 0:1 early on. “

On the subject of 0:2, Terzic added: “We’re 20 meters from the opponent’s goal, don’t get a shot on target and then eat up the counter-attack again. We don’t manage to close down the inside line. These are things we’ve repeatedly tackled in recent months. But here we’re once again failing to stop the opposition in midfield, for example.” In the end, according to him, it is precisely “these small situations that they punish ice-cold.”

Terzic and Kehl firmly believe in the team

Despite the current seven-point deficit to leaders Leverkusen, the coach was far from throwing in the towel: “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to prove today that we can take the next step towards Bayern. But what we have shown is that we have always come back after games and setbacks like this and drawn the right conclusions. And we’ll do that again this time.” Next on the agenda is the Champions League clash against Newcastle and the Bundesliga match at table-topping VfB Stuttgart (Saturday, 3.30 p.m.)

Sebastian Kehl also wants to see a much better performance, as the BVB sporting director was not happy about “the 0:4 defeat” at FC Bayern: “It was an absolutely deserved defeat, also in terms of the amount. We started the game very, very badly. You could feel the uncertainty, Bayern were very aggressive at that moment, very fresh. It took us a while to get ourselves together. We also made it too easy for them.” That was simply not a performance that could have posed any kind of threat to the champions. “It was a quality issue today – simply speed, approach and also aggression in the duels, for example in 50:50 scenes. It was simply not enough across the board today.”

But, Kehl also said: “We were unbeaten in 17 games before that, including a win at Newcastle. We’ve had a really good run in recent weeks. I’m not going to be talked down about the fact that everything is in ruins again. That’s certainly not the case. But today we weren’t on an equal footing from the start, we never had a grip on this game. “

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