Even after eight wins in the last eight competitive games, Borussia Dortmund wants to fight any sign of frugality. In addition, BVB coach Edin Terzic spoke at the press conference about upheaval in the Westphalians.
“It’s nice that the fans are enjoying this phase. That’s what we wanted to do in the summer. We want to create the experience that people want to see us play. We’re in a position where these questions will come up.” , said Terzic about the championship chants of the BVB fans after last weekend’s win against Hertha BSC.
However, the coach qualified: “But after the game in Gladbach there were completely different questions. We already said: We are currently in a state of upheaval. A lot will happen in the future, you shouldn’t forget that. We We’re happy with how things are going. But we’re not going to win the game by being happy.”
Before the game at TSG Hoffenheim (Saturday, 3.30 p.m.), the 40-year-old adds: “We don’t just let things go. We try to continue to explore the issues in terms of content in order to get better.”
Before the 22nd match day, BVB is level on points with leaders Bayern Munich and Union Berlin (all 43). “We have to look: What brought us to this position?” demanded Terzic. “There’s absolutely no reason to do less. We’ll remind the lads of that every day. It’s about hard work and diligence.” The three-way battle at the top of the Bundesliga “doesn’t interest me,” he assured.
BVB: Edin Terzic is surprised by Hoffenheim’s placement
Terzic is also surprised that Hoffenheim is in a relegation battle. “It didn’t seem like it. They were fourth after matchday ten,” he said. “But we know the potential of individual players. We know that Hoffenheim is strong and – unusual for this place in the table – wants to have a lot of ball possession. They can be really dangerous.”
BVB will miss the injured national players Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi.