Edin Terzic has said that he has enormous confidence in the Borussia Dortmund players, but has refused to rule out further signings.
Borussia Dortmund needed a last-gasp winner to beat fourth division side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in a pre-season friendly match on Wednesday. The game highlighted that there is plenty of room for improvement, even if a number of key players were absent from the squad.
BVB head coach Edin Terzic was asked about his side’s plans for the rest of the transfer window after the game. The 40 year old said that he is happy with the squad he has so far, but also said that they are keeping all options open when it comes to potential new signings.
"“It’s no secret that we’re very open-minded, but I also have enormous confidence in all the players we already have.”"
Terzic also pointed to the fact that Borussia Dortmund have made a number of signings over the last 12 months, and have also extended the contracts of the likes of Julian Brandt and Youssoufa Moukoko. And he reiterated that the important thing is to make the right decisions, and not quick decisions.
"“Last year we signed a lot of players, during the season some players extended their contracts, in the winter we got two new players and we have signed two new players this summer. If you add that up, 14, 15 players have signed a contract with Borussia Dortmund over the last year. And these are long-term contracts. We want to build something with them.”“Nevertheless, we will always try to improve the team in specific areas. We don’t want to become too similar in terms of our strengths and weaknesses. It’s about making the right decisions and not the quick decisions. But of course a coach is always happy to have the team together as quickly as possible.”"
Borussia Dortmund have made a total of two signings so far this summer, bringing in Ramy Bensebaini and Felix Nmecha from Borussia Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg respectively. The Black and Yellows have also parted ways with a number of key players, including the likes of Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro and Mahmoud Dahoud.