Edin Terzic was not happy with the way Borussia Dortmund defended in their 4-2 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday evening.
Borussia Dortmund suffered their second defeat of the week on Friday as they were handed a 4-2 loss by Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was another disjointed performance from the Black and Yellows, who conceded yet another early goal and allowed Gladbach to wrestle control of the game.
Borussia Mönchengladbach were able to find their way past the Borussia Dortmund defence at will at times. And Edin Terzic was left annoyed with how easy his players made things for their opponents on Friday.
In an interview with ESPN after the game, the BVB head coach said that they did not defend as a team and left too many gaps for Gladbach all over the pitch.
"“When you see the opportunities that we gave them to score, it was so many unforced errors. Such poor defending in many situations that you cannot complain if you concede four goals like this.”“At half-time, we were talking about trying to have a good start to get back into the game. And then with the first opportunity we conceded the fourth goal, and then basically it was game over after 46 minutes.”“We tried to press them high but we did not press as a team. So the players up front were putting the opposition under pressure. But the others did not push up. So we created lots of space for them for counter-attacks. And with their pace and quality on the break, it’s hard to defend.”"
The defeat to Gladbach leaves Borussia Dortmund stuck in sixth place in the Bundesliga standings going into the winter break. The last few days have certainly been a sobering reality check for the team. BVB have underperformed in the league so far this season, and those in charge will know that there is plenty of work to be done over the next ten weeks to get the team back on track after the turn of the year.
Next up for Borussia Dortmund is a home game against FC Augsburg on January 22. The players not involved at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will also be embarking on an Asia Tour this month, where the team will play three friendly matches.