After sports director Sebastian Kehl (43), Borussia Dortmund’s coach Edin Terzic (40) has openly declared winning the title in the Bundesliga as a goal. “We’re closer than ever to the championship trophy. And we don’t want to miss this chance,” said Terzic before the game against Eintracht Frankfurt (Saturday, 6.30 p.m.) about the long-distance duel with record champions Bayern Munich.
With six games left, BVB are two points behind Munich, so the team can no longer afford to slip up like they did at VfB Stuttgart. “We should start grabbing this chance with everything we have as soon as possible. To make it come true,” said Terzic. After the disappointing 3-3 win against the Swabians, Dortmund went into the final spurt of the season “with a portion of anger”, but the coach also warned: “We mustn’t channel our anger the wrong way.”
For the game against Frankfurt there is still a “question mark” behind the central defenders Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck as well as the striker Anthony Modeste. “They were able to increase the intensity in training, we have to wait and see,” said Terzic.
Kehl made a clear statement to Munich in an interview with the Ruhr Nachrichten during the week. “We want to be German champions,” said the manager. “We haven’t lost sight of our goal of winning the title.”