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BVB, news and rumours: Terzic happy with Haller



BVB, news and rumours: Terzic happy with Haller

Edin Terzic is happy about Sebastien Haller’s positive attitude and a visit to the stadium. He also comments on Manuel Akanji’s criticism of the squad situation at Borussia Dortmund. Kevin Großkreutz talks about scenarios where two derby defeats would be acceptable. Here you can find news and rumors about BVB.

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BVB, News: Terzic on Positive Haller

At the press conference before the BVB game against Manchester City, Edin Terzic commented on Sebastian Haller. He was amazed at how much joie de vivre Sebastien Haller looked at the situation. “It’s incredible how he’s feeling. He’s so positive and he works so hard,” explained Dortmund’s head coach.

Haller watched last week’s Champions League home game against FC Copenhagen in the stadium for the first time. He also met Terzic, who was very happy about it: “We talked for 20, 30 minutes. In the last few weeks, the contact had mainly been through messages and phone calls. It’s good to have him back in the stadium.” He hasn’t played a game since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July – not a competitive game since he signed for BVB.

“We cannot and do not want to say how long a return will take,” explained Terzic. The reasons for this also lie in Haller’s privacy. But one thing is clear: “We hope that he will be back with us very quickly!”

BVB, News: Terzic on Akanji allegations

Furthermore, Terzic also commented on the allegations by ex-Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji that there was no longer a performance principle and that he had not gotten a chance at BVB for political reasons. He explained the situation a bit differently: “Actually, everything went quite normal. He told us that he wanted to leave the club and we made the decision to bring in two new centre-backs.”

The fact that Akanji then stopped playing was “not an easy situation”. He also includes BVB. But he is happy “that Manu has fulfilled his wish and it worked out with the move to a top club.” Terzic is also looking forward to meeting his former protégé in the Champions League on Wednesday evening and seeing him again.

BVB, News: Großkreutz on acceptable derby bankruptcies

Former Dortmund player Kevin Grosskreutz stated in an interview with the sports picturewhen he would find two defeats against rivals FC Schalke 04 acceptable. It’s not just about the scenario “champion or derby winner” given to him, the how is also crucial. “The team shouldn’t surrender and be completely inferior,” then Grosskreutz would opt for the championship trophy.

But actually, a potential derby defeat is irrelevant to him: “Since Dortmund wins against Schalke, I don’t have to worry about that at least.” His assessment of the championship also gives Borussia little hope. “Unfortunately, from the Bundesliga’s point of view, you have to say: Bayern can’t be stopped!”, explains the winger.

BVB, News: Großkreutz relies on coach Terzic to win titles

Even if the championship seems out of reach, according to Grosskreutz, BVB could collect a title: “I rather think that Dortmund can win the cup!” Above all, he sees an ace up Dortmund’s sleeve: “The club is very well positioned, especially with coach Edin Terzic.”

He has “more credit than other BVB coaches” at Borussia. The coach lives Borussia Dortmund and that is good for both the club and the fans. In his opinion, the 3-0 defeat in Leipzig will not change that. “He’s well received by the team, he’s a buddy. That’s the only way it works here,” he concludes his hymns of praise for the coach.

BVB, News: Expected lineups against Manchester City

After the 3-0 opening win against FC Copenhagen, Dortmund will be visiting Manchester City for the start of the Champions League on Wednesday (9 p.m. in LIVETICKER).

Personally, there are some question marks. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Mahmoud Dahoud (shoulder), Sébastien Haller (tumor), Gregor Kobel (torn muscle fiber) and Mateu Morey (meniscus) will certainly be absent. There is still a question mark over the appearances of Thorgan Hazard, Donyell Malen and Karim Adeyemi.

Manchester City: Ederson – Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Gomez – Rodrigo – Gundogan, De Bruyne – Alvarez, Haaland, Grealish

BVB: Meyer – Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck – Wolf, Bellingham, Özcan, Guerreiro – Brandt, Reus – Modeste

BVB: The upcoming games

date Opponent venue contest
Wednesday 14 September Manchester City Etihad Stadium, Manchester Champions League, 2nd matchday
Saturday 17 September FC Schalke 04 Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Bundesliga, 7th matchday
Saturday October 1st 1. FC Cologne RheinEnergie Stadium, Cologne Bundesliga, 8th matchday