After seven Bundesliga matchdays, BVB are hopeful of second place. Having gained 5 out of seven matches, solely Union Berlin are at the moment on the throne towards Borussia. In the worldwide break, Dortmund and their coach Edin Terzic can lastly take a deep breath – and draw a primary interim conclusion.
Normally, the tight schedule at BVB leaves Edin Terzic little time for chatting. On Wednesday, nevertheless, the Manden native made an exception and visited the “Ruhr Nachrichten”.
As a part of the “19:09 – The Black and Yellow Talk” format, the 39-year-old detailed the beginning of the Westphalia season, the newcomers and a few drawback children.
Memories of the Reverenderby towards FC Schalke are nonetheless very recent, which Borussia narrowly gained 1-0 (0-0).
“This is one of the best three factors you may get,” Terzik repeated in his post-game press convention. The plan was to “ship a transparent and managed recreation”. In the tip you might have “gained extra”.
Terzic desires to point out BVB gem Maukoko “what’s not good but”
Substitute teenager Yusufah Mukoko turned the hero of the BVB facet, whose header made the distinction.
Terzik then commented to his protégé that “an awesome burden was lifted from him”. Previously, Kishore was thought-about a nuisance as Anthony Modeste was usually most popular over him.
“But it is also my job to inform him at a younger age of 17 what’s not good,” the coach clarified.
BVB squad “nonetheless needs enchancment”
Overall, Terzic is happy with the beginning of the season, however on the identical time he sees a couple of areas that want enchancment.
“We need to discover a steadiness between offense and protection,” defined the Dortmund coach, who has been comparatively profitable to this point, at the very least within the Bundesliga. After seven matches, the purpose distinction from the black and yellow perspective is 9:7.
In a really perfect scenario, he often doesn’t see the crew. “The squad nonetheless needs to be optimized. This occurs not by means of the switch market, but additionally on the coaching floor,” emphasised Terzic.
BVB drawback little one Modeste “will probably be our high striker”
Meanwhile, Terzic defended himself towards rising criticism of recent signing Anthony Modeste, who was introduced in at brief discover to exchange Sebastian Heller, who’s affected by testicular most cancers.
“Unfortunately, he has solely been coaching with us for a short while. We are proud of him,” the 39-year-old insisted, including, “Anthony will probably be our high striker. As a crew now we have to make use of his weapons.”
Jude Bellingham, however, has lengthy been established as a weapon and regardless of his younger age, it’s arduous to think about BVB’s midfield with out him.
“It’s every part we need to stand for. I do know what’s in it,” Terzik stated, however certified: “We speak about what we are able to enhance on daily basis.”
The proven fact that his high performer is about to go away subsequent summer time – with half the Premier League believed to be chasing Bellingham – does not fear Sauerland within the meantime.
“I’m not eager about presents. I’m glad he is right here with us. I hope he’ll be with us for a very long time,” concluded Terzik.