After a sobering week at BVB, the house blessing hangs askew. Out in the DFB Cup, a felt defeat at 3: 3 against Hoffenheim – and now the almost fixed K.o. in the Champions League.
"Because we can not keep it good"
Goalkeeper Roman Bürki found clear words after the 0: 3 at Wembley Stadium on the "DAZN" microphone: "Whenever it comes to tough teams, we have our difficulties because we can not stand it. For several weeks we have received goals by standards or flanks – that's simply not well defended well. "
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The defensive behavior of Dortmund is worrying. BVB conceded nine goals in the games against Bremen, Hoffenheim and the Spurs. "We did not do well in the second half. Some players are also submerged. We hardly had footballing elements left and played a few chances to score. We have surrendered a bit, "said birthday boy Sebastian Kehl.
"Such phases are part of one season"
In particular, the capital play of Achraf Hakimi before the 0: 1 brought the Borussia from the kick: "A conceding one minute after the start of the second half is a gift. We can not try to play the ball there, we have to push him forward for a long time, because the opponent is already starting to press, "coach Lucien Favre criticized. For the third time in a row, his team conceded three goals.
Despite all the frustration, the coach tried not to attach too much importance to the downtrend of the past week: "I'm not worried. Such phases belong in one season, then it does not run top. "Similarly, Kehl saw it:" Of course, the team is disappointed. Nevertheless, we will not be diverted from our path. "
Comfortable starting position in the league
In the league the starting position is still comfortable with five points ahead of Bayern Munich. At the bottom of the table 1. FC Nuremberg must on Monday evening (20.30 clock) – probably still without captain Marco Reus – but necessarily the Dortmund turnaround ago. "We need to analyze more and do more work," says Favre.
With dpa material