Borussia Dortmund coaches call for more consistency and seriousness from Karim Adeyemi

Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images)
Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Candice Ward/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund coaches Edin Terzic and Armin Reutershahn have both stated that they want to see better consistency and seriousness from Karim Adeyemi.

Armin Reutershahn and Karim Adeyemi were guests at the Brinkhoffs-Ballgeflüster on Tuesday, where the former spoke about the latter’s development. The Borussia Dortmund assistant coach said that the forward has all the attributes to become a top player but he sometimes lacks seriousness, especially during training sessions.

"“Karim has all the skills you need and can have to become a top player in Europe,” Reutershahn said. “He’s not one yet, but he can become one. But sometimes I think he lacks seriousness. He’s very casual sometimes in training, and I’d like him to be more serious about it. And if he can figure that out, I think he can become a really great player.”"

Edin Terzic was asked about Reutershahn’s comments during his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to VfL Bochum on Thursday. And the BVB head coach echoed those statements, saying that Adeyemi has incredible potential but needs to add more consistency to his game.

"“I completely agree with Achim on that,” Terzic said. “Karim has incredible potential. But we know that a form of consistency and effectiveness must be added. We are tackling that with Karim. These are not secret talks, we want to bring those things into his game. We’ll keep reminding him of that.”"

Karim Adeyemi joined Borussia Dortmund last summer from RB Salzburg for a fee in the region of 30 million euros. The Germany international had a slow start to life at BVB, but found his form in the second half of the season. The 21 year old ended his debut season at BVB with nine goals and six assists in 32 appearances across all competitions.

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Adeyemi made his first appearance of the 2023/24 season last weekend off the bench against FC Köln. He will be eyeing a return to the starting XI on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund take on VfL Bochum.