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Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart rows back after teasing Anthony Modeste



Anthony Modeste, Steffen Baumgart

Anthony Modeste scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, a relief for the Frenchman. Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart also commented positively on his ex-striker after his taunts. Here you can find news and rumors about BVB.

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BVB: Baumgart rows back after Modeste’s statements

After Anthony Modeste’s sudden departure to Borussia Dortmund, Steffen Baumgart discreetly followed up on his ex-striker, but the coach from 1. FC Köln no longer wants to hear about it.

“I didn’t mean it like that,” Baumgart said picture. “When statements are interpreted, it becomes difficult”.

After the change, Baumgart said the following: “We’re seeing it right now, if a team doesn’t act like that, then maybe you don’t score as many goals as before. You have to say it so clearly,” Baumgart said and referred to the “crew in his background”.

Baumgart now explained what he really meant by that: “I just wanted to say that the football we played made us successful. We created a lot of scoring chances – that’s why someone like Tony was worth his weight in gold.” He didn’t harbor any grudges after the departure: “In my opinion, he didn’t do anything wrong,” said the Cologne coach.

Modeste played two disappointing games for BVB in Freiburg and against Bremen, but on Saturday the knot broke in Berlin and Modeste scored the winning goal at Hertha.

BVB: Modeste relieved after the first goal

It was “not easy” for him, Modeste revealed after the game in Berlin. The Frenchman finally scored for BVB in his third competitive game, it was the golden goal in the capital. Thanks also go to coach Edin Terzic, who, according to Modeste, had noticed “that I’ve been able to get a lot done lately”.

“Today the team gave me more food,” said Modeste after the game sky adding: “When a striker gets more balls, it’s easier.”

There was also praise from Terzic himself: “We’ve never had this one target player in the box in recent years. That’s new for us.”

BVB – Schedule: The next games

date Opponent venue contest
Friday, September 2nd TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Bundesliga, 5th matchday
Tuesday, September 6th FC Copenhagen Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Champions League, 1st matchday
Saturday 10 September RB Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Leipzig Bundesliga, 6th matchday