Matchday 10: Terzic and Hummels complain about BVB’s style of football

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic (l) and Mats Hummels after the match against Sevilla. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

Borussia Dortmund is quite self-critical for 0:2 in Union Berlin. Coach Terzic sees many good qualities – but only in the opponent. Mats Hummels has had enough of the fear of football.

Berlin – Mats Hummels lamented the excessive lust of social media. Edin Terzic filled the basic criticism of his players with praise for the delightful opponent. “Everyone knows their job. Everyone is not above doing the things that are important on the football field. They just don’t ask why,” said the Borussia Dortmund coach after the 2-0 draw against Union Berlin and the heavy relegation in eighth place. place in the Bundesliga.

So they were the professionals from the Union. And in BVB? Is it like that there as well? – Terzic was immediately asked. Did he start the tiresome mentality debate again? The answer revealed a lot about the state of mind of the perfectly calm outside coach.

“There are stages in a game where it’s not about why you do things, but how often you do them. Are you willing to do things you don’t want to do and force your opponent to be in a situation where they have to do things they’re less inclined to do,” Terzic almost got into football philosophies. After all, Dortmund were very weak compared to the Iron.

Terzic: Redesign a lot of things, start over

Terzic formulated Dortmund’s awareness after just one win in five or two in the last eight games: “And these are things we have to deal with, especially in stages like now, when it’s not easy for us. Where we have to redesign many things and we have to start again”, the 39-year-old asked for a cut in the middle of the pace of the English weeks.

His self-critical defensive stars, Mats Hummels and Niklas Süle, summed up what Terzic didn’t like. “We should be able to create more opportunities with our quality,” Süle demanded. Week after week you are praised for your potential. “But then we can expect to play with more stability, to play with more conviction, every individual who is on the field”, requested the international defender.

Hummels teaches Adeyemi

Colleague Hummels went into detail and, without naming a name, criticized the trickery of Karim Adeyemi, who set up the Union’s Janik Haberer’s second goal. “Sometimes the simple 20-metre pass is the best solution, even if it doesn’t show up on social media afterwards,” Hummels told the teenager.

BVB is still very much up in the air for the veteran. “It is very important in football to know in which areas the risk is appropriate and in which risk it is not appropriate. Assessing when to cut and when not is a task that we are still doing, it has been more than three years ,” he said. Hummels.

Result: Union are seven points ahead, Bayern also three points ahead. In between are five other teams that are currently better than Dortmund. Hummels finds no great drama, especially since anything is possible in the Champions League and the DFB Cup on Wednesday at second division side Hannover 96. A couple of Bundesliga wins were missing. “But it doesn’t feel as bad as the stats say,” Hummels said. Terzic also wanted to be gentle: “We are not satisfied with the current situation. We will get up again tomorrow and try to make the best of the day.”

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