The untimely exit from the Champions League hits Borussia Dortmund hard on several levels. Michael Zorc’s record in the aftermath of 1: 3 at Sporting Lisbon is also clear. “It’s a tough setback,” said the BVB sporting director.
Served after CL-Aus: Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc. imago images
Frustration and disappointment run deep at Borussia Dortmund in the aftermath of the Champions League at Sporting. “It won’t get better this morning,” sporting director Zorc said of his 1: 3 vision when answering questions from media representatives Thursday morning at Lisbon airport. In terms of sport, economy and prestige, relegation from first class to the Europa League means a severe cut. But blacks and yellows do not have time to let go of what happened and regain strength. BVB are due to play at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday and FC Bayern will visit Signal-Iduna-Park a week later. Difficult tasks, especially in view of the persistent staff problems, which once again had a major impact in Lisbon.
BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc on …
… the end: “It’s a bitter moment, you have to be very clear. We failed in the Champions League. Especially after winning the first two games, it’s just weak. It hurts right now.”
… the reasons for the defeat against Sporting: “In fact, we had more possession the whole game. Sporting are probably still wondering how they scored the first goal. But we are helping with that. We are defending too badly and making too many individual mistakes that allow us to continue. In the end, I can’t afford to turn the tide. ”
… the fear that this is a lasting setback: “The next tasks are fast approaching in Wolfsburg and Bavaria, and they are anything but easy. I think the team now has a duty.”
Everyone who was on the pitch yesterday also has the right to win against Sporting.
… the staff situation: “That’s a reason, but we still have to survive the squad at the end. It’s been clear to me for weeks that we aren’t playing the best football right now. Yet if you watch it over several weeks and months, you still have to survive this group. We didn’t make it. That’s why we failed. Of course Erling Haaland only played a Champions League game if you break it down. were there yesterday also have the right to win to assert against Sporting. We could not because they were aware of their means, used them and made fewer mistakes. ”
… the dismissal of Emre Can: “I haven’t seen the photos yet. I can’t comment on that at this time.”
… the consequences of leaving: “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 make up for that economically. It’s a tough setback. ”
… the failure of Raphaël Guerreiro: “He had muscle problems. You have to see, it’s already Thursday morning if it’s going to last until Saturday. Nothing broken.”