Allegations against Dortmund coach Edin Terzić revealed

After two defeats in a row in the league, Edin Terzić receives criticism at BVB. Image: dpa / Tom Weller


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Niclas Füllkrug had something to clarify: “I’m a little happy with the question,” said Füllkrug on Tuesday at the DFB press conference about his statements after BVB’s defeat against Stuttgart (1-2), which were seen as a criticism of Edin. Terzić were interpreted. ““There is something fundamental to say.”

After the match against VfB, Füllkrug criticized the Sky microphone: “Maybe we didn’t have the perfect approach to playing the match today.” He then sought contact with Terzić because it was important for him to “make it clear to the coach from the beginning that that was not my intention. And that is not what I expressed with it.”

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Füllkrug continued, he just wanted to point out that the approach with which they approached the match against VfB was not optimal, because they expected the opponent to be different. His criticism was based on the fact that the team did not properly follow the guidelines, not on the coach.

Critical voices towards BVB coach Edin Terzić

“It’s not my place to criticize the coach,” said the 30-year-old. “I would never do that.” The misinterpretation of Füllkrug’s statements alone makes it clear how things are going at Borussia Dortmund, at least from an external point of view. According to the newspaper Bild, internally not everyone is satisfied with Edin Terzić’s work.

For this reason, among other things, the tactics with which the 41-year-old entered the match against FC Bayern (0:4) was criticized. The accusation: the players were too slow. In fact, the differences in the dynamics of both teams were surprising, especially since the Munich team came into the game with some players who were not entirely fit.

The positioning of Julian Brandt, one of BVB’s strongest professionals, would also have been criticized. In the recent past, Brandt has nominally played primarily on the wing rather than in the center, although he tends to move into the intermediate spaces during play.

BVB: Transfer planning is being critically questioned

Furthermore, the public appearances of Terzić, who does not hide the fact that he coaches the club he loves, are, according to “Bild”, a problem within the club: sometimes he seems too “worn”.

November 7, 2023, North Rhine-Westphalia, Dortmund: Football: Champions League, Borussia Dortmund - Newcastle United, group stage, group F, matchday 4, Signal Iduna Park.  Dortmund coach Edin Terzic in action...

Edin Terzić does not hide his emotions. Image: dpa / Bernd Thissen

Finally, transfers that have been made – or those that have not been made – should also represent a point of conflict. Edin Terzić reportedly has a relatively large influence on player purchasing decisions for a manager.

Emre Can is said to have been considered a candidate for sale, but was promoted to captain instead. Edson Álvarez, for his part, was a dream player for the sports leadership, a commitment failed due to Terzić’s veto.

In the last Bundesliga season, Niclas Füllkrug and Christopher Nkunku shared the top scorer: they both scored 16 goals each after 34 matchdays. In FC Bayern Munich’s 4-2 home win against 1. FC Heidenheim last weekend, Harry Kane scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season after just eleven matchdays. He himself was not even aware of this fact.

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