The Champions League qualifying round hits Borussia Dortmund in many areas. Sporting director Michael Zorc doesn’t just think about the financial dimension.
“It’s not just a financial setback, but also in terms of sport and image. We have to clearly admit it. In this situation, coming from Corona – and we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next weeks – you have to be in the Europa League have come a long way to compensate for that economically. It’s a tough setback, “Zorc said after the 1: 3 (0: 2) at Sporting Lisbon.
The DFB Cup winner missed his first goal of the season due to the loss and will continue to play in the Europa League after the winter break. “It’s a bitter moment, you have to be so clear. We failed in the Champions League. Especially after winning the first two games, it’s just weak. It hurts right now,” Zorc said.
Zorc didn’t want to use the lingering injury issues as an excuse. “It’s been clear to me for weeks that we can’t play the best football right now. But if you see it over several weeks and months, you still have to outlive this group. We haven’t made it. that’s why we failed, ”Zorc pointed out.
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Borussia Dortmund missed the CL round of 16 with a 3-1 loss to Sporting Lisbon. In social media, BVB is being ridiculed and the red card for Emre Can is puzzled. Here is a small selection.
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BVB – Zorc in difficulty after CL-Aus: “too many mistakes”
“Of course, Erling (Haaland, editor’s note) only played one game. But everyone who was on the pitch still has the right to win against Sporting Lisbon,” added the BVB manager.
The 59-year-old also struggled with play in Lisbon, especially as BVB had more possession of the ball. “The sport is still wondering how he scored the first goal,” Zorc said. “We help too badly to defend, make too many individual mistakes that put us behind.” In the end, there would have been no way to turn the tide.