Hans-Joachim Watzke sharply criticized Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup.
In a knockout game, you “simply shouldn’t appear like that,” emphasized Watzke: “The question is why the team is recklessly tearing down what they have built up with hard work for eight months.”
Just last weekend, coach Edin Terzic’s team lost the lead in the table in a direct duel to Bayern Munich after a bitter 4-2 defeat, and now the next setback followed in Leipzig. In the Champions League, Dortmund failed in the round of 16 at Chelsea.
“We have many players in the team who want to be leaders and can actually do it. They’ve already shown that this season,” said Watzke: “But whether you’re a leader shows on the pitch. And only there .”
Now everyone is “called upon to show a clear reaction,” said Watzke. On Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky) Union Berlin is a guest at BVB in the Bundesliga, after the defeat in Munich Dortmund is currently two points behind Bayern at the top of the table.