Sports director Michael Zorc from Borussia Dortmund was disappointed after the 2-2 win against 1. FC Köln. Licensed player manager Sebastian Kehl also criticized the team. In addition, the relocation of Raphael Guerreiro causes great anger among those responsible. All news and rumors about BVB at a glance.
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At the weekend, Borussia Dortmund did not get more than 2-2 against 1. FC Köln, the gap to fourth place and the targeted CL qualification is growing. Sports director Michael Zorc now quarreled with the course of the game, which had not indicated itself in view of the previous games. “We thought we were on. But that was a throwback to the old days,” Zorc explained in an interview with the kicker and added: “That ruined our mood.”
Especially the drop in performance after the early 1-0 through Erling Haaland (3rd) gave Zorc pause for thought. “We had chances to make it 2-0 and 3-0, but suddenly the game was cut off,” said the 58-year-old. Instead, Borussia fell 1: 2 behind before Haaland equalized in the 90th minute.
BVB have “given the game out of their hands”, Zorc told the Ruhr news: “It was as if the plug had been pulled. We were then no longer at all clear in our actions, neither with nor against the ball.”
BVB, News: Zorc disappointed after a draw against Cologne
Licensed player boss Sebastian Kehl also found BVB’s appearance “inexplicable” after the early leadership. “After that, we invested far too little, had too little speed and clarity in our build-up game, a lot of ball losses, we waited for the equalizer,” he said kicker and added: “We were rightly punished for that.”
Borussia Dortmund threatens to miss the qualification for the premier class by losing two points in Cologne. With regard to reaching the season goal, Zorc spoke of a “clear setback in the fight for the Champions League places”.
After the international break, BVB receives direct rivals Eintracht Frankfurt. The Hessians are four points ahead of Dortmund in fourth place. “The game against Frankfurt is now even more important than it already was,” said Zorc, emphasizing the importance of the game.
A defeat against the SGE could mean a preliminary decision in the race for the Champions League qualification. VfL Wolfsburg in third place is already eight points behind.
However, this does not apply to Portugal’s international matches against Azerbaijan (March 24th in Turin / Italy), Serbia (March 27th) and Luxembourg (March 30th).