Borussia Dortmund would certainly have imagined the season to be completely different. They are fifth in the Bundesliga with just 21 points after eleven match days. Clearly not enough for Dortmund’s demands. After losing 4–0 in the classic against Bayern, Edin Terzic’s team lost 2–1 against VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. BVB are now out of the Champions League places. They are currently ten points behind league leader Leverkusen and eight behind Bayern.
Lothar Matthäus once again did not mince his words on “Sky90” and sharply criticized Borussia Dortmund’s performance. “He got more points than expected through his performances in the Bundesliga,” the Sky expert fumed. “This is not the team that Dortmund has at the moment. Matthews criticized, “Everyone plays for himself.” Dortmund’s performance is “underground”. The former Bayern player added: “This goes on for the whole season. I have not seen anything outstanding from Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga this season.” They will not work as a team at the moment. He now sees coach Edin Terzic as a duty. He wants more “sovereignty and spontaneity”. Expects.
People are aware of the serious situation internally too. BVB striker Niklas Fulkrug said after the game at VfB Stuttgart: “We didn’t get any access to the game and we missed a lot. We probably didn’t have the right approach to playing the game today.” Fulkrug added: “You notice, and unfortunately we have to admit it honestly, that we were shown our limitations against a lot of good teams. For now you have to accept that the other team with a 2-1 result is better than us – even though we have the ingredients to be better.
Coach Edin Terzic also clarified: “We have once again shown a familiar face that we are very dissatisfied with. We missed a lot in the first half. Nevertheless, we were able to take the lead with a single successful action. Nothing went right in the first 45 minutes, except for the performance of Gregor Kobel (goalkeeper, note) and the result. We tried to change some things. At half time the game was still open and we had a chance to turn the game in our favor. We did not succeed.”