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Why didn’t Emre Can take the penalty against Mainz?




BVB lost the German championship. Jude Bellingham was only on the bench against Mainz 05, Sébastien Haller took the penalty instead of Emre Can. Why? Those affected express themselves. Latest news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund.

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BVB, News: Edin Terzic “When you see this emptiness…”

“It feels crappy,” said BVB coach Edin Terzic after the game sky. But that would be a gross understatement. Mats Hummels predicted “brutal” coming days: “They will last longer than just a few days.”

Terzic also specified the emotional state immediately after the final whistle: “When you see how the boys are lying on the ground, when you see how they are sitting in the dressing room and when you see this emptiness, it feels unfair.”

The 40-year-old also tried an explanation: It was not rolled like in the weeks before. He also identified a sticking point during the course of the game: “If the penalty was not missed, if the goal to make it 2-2 came a little earlier, then even more would have been possible here.”

BVB, News: That’s why Jude Bellingham didn’t play

Was Borussia Dortmund missing a crucial man? As in the first leg against Mainz, Jude Bellingham was not on the pitch, then suspended in the 2-1 away win.

Before the championship game, he was struggling with a knee injury. “It looked pretty good on Friday, but he came up to me this morning and privately signaled to me that being there 100 percent wasn’t quite enough to help the team,” explained Terzic sky. So sending the Englishman into the starting XI wasn’t an option – but he didn’t feel good when warming up either.

Terzic would have liked to give his key player at least a few minutes. But “then the game didn’t work anymore, we wanted to make a very offensive change,” explained the German-Croatian. Nevertheless, it was important that Bellingham was with the team, Terzic emphasized: “He’s a winner, he’ll win many more trophies in his career, I’m absolutely sure of that.”

BVB, News: That’s why Sébastien Haller took the penalty

Was Sébastien Haller’s missed penalty in the 19th minute when Mainz was 0-1 the decisive point at which BVB gave away the championship trophy? Coach Edin Terzic also addressed the scene after the final whistle.

Emre Can usually shoots from the point. He met five out of five last. However, he was not allowed to play against Mainz. From sky When asked about this, the 29-year-old just shrugged his shoulders. “Seb felt good, that’s why he shot,” he then explained.

The Franco-Ivorian had last tried it on May 11, 2022, at that time still in the jersey of Ajax Amsterdam. In his career, before he tried against Mainz, he had successfully converted 27 times and missed once.

The final table after the 34th matchday

Place team Sp. Gates differential pt.
1. Bayern Munich 34 92:38 54 71
2. Borussia Dortmund 34 83:44 39 71
3. RB Leipzig 34 64:41 23 66
4. Union Berlin 34 51:38 13 62
5. Freiburg 34 51:44 7 59
6. Bayer Leverkusen 34 57:49 8th 50
7. Eintracht Frankfurt 34 58:52 6 50
8th. Wolfsburg 34 57:48 9 49
9. Mainz 05 34 54:55 -1 46
10 Borussia M’gladbach 34 52:55 -3 43
11. Cologne 34 49:54 -5 42
12. Hoffenheim 34 48:57 -9 36
13. Werder Bremen 34 51:64 -13 36
14 Bochum 34 40:72 -32 35
15 augsburg 34 42:63 -21 34
16 Stuttgart 34 45:57 -12 33
17 Schalke 04 34 35:71 -36 31
18 Hertha BSC 34 42:69 -27 29