Edin Terzic laments “s****y evening” as Borussia Dortmund exit DFB Pokal

Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic gave an expletive assessment of his side after watching BVB crash out of the DFB Pokal.

Dortmund suffered a 2-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the quarter-final of Germany’s domestic cup competition. A goal in each half from Timo Werner and Willi Orban respectively were enough to see Leipzig through.

The hosts dominated throughout the game, with a scoreline of just 1-0 flattering Dortmund at the interval. Gregor Kobel was unbelievably busy in the BVB net, denying the opponents on multiple occasions.

However, Leipzig finally broke the keeper’s resistance when Mohamed Simakan teed up Timo Werner to find the bottom corner. Leipzig – who boast an impressive home record in the DFB Pokal – had a deserved lead.

Even after going ahead, the hosts continued to press for more goals. Dortmund’s sloppiness only benefitted their opponents, with Leipzig racking up endless chances. On a different night, Die Roten Bullen could easily have scored four or five.

They did not seal the victory until injury time, though. When Kobel went up for a corner, a resulting Leipzig counter had no keeper to beat. Willi Orban had the easy job of putting the ball in the net to send the Red Bull team through to the semi-finals.

For Borussia Dortmund, this hugely underwhelming performance brings their DFB Pokal pursuit to an end. BVB’s manager, Edin Terzic, was not impressed after the game.

Borussia Dortmund manager fumes at DFB Pokal exit

Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, Terzic was frustrated at how poor his team’s start was.

“We played a catastrophic first half,” said the BVB boss. “We started the game badly and had to thank Gregor [Kobel] that it was only 1-0 at the break. In the first ten to twelve minutes, we were overrun.

“The second half was about the intensity, the willingness – and [it was] also better from the toughness we put into the game. But it still wasn’t good, and, in the end, we only managed to create one chance to score and that was in the closing stages.”

It has been a demoralising week for the black and yellow, who lost 4-2 to Bayern on the weekend. This defeat saw their Der Klassiker rivals steal an advantage in the Bundesliga title race. But Terzic did not feel that this loss factored into the midweek game.

“It’s a different competition, it’s a different title. We wanted this just as much as fighting for the top of the table in the Bundesliga. We are extremely disappointed, angry, and p****d off. It was just a s****y evening, and we have to live with that for now.”

What now for Dortmund?

Following the DFB Pokal exit, Borussia Dortmund have now won just one of their last five matches in all comps. Considering their impressive win streak after the World Cup, this is a severe drop-off in form.

They are also out of the Champions League, plus falling behind in the title race. This makes the weekend’s Bundesliga fixture absolutely pivotal.

Dortmund host Union Berlin on Saturday in another top-of-the-table clash. Anything short of a victory could see Bayern extend their two-point advantage at the Bundesliga summit.

Even worse, if Union pull off a win, they will leapfrog BVB into second.

A first Bundesliga crown in eleven years is Dortmund’s last hope of winning silverware in 2022/23. Unfortunately, it appears a long shot – but is not impossible. A return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon will be vital for a late resurgence.

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