Dietmar Hamann: Edin Terzic is being let down by Borussia Dortmund players

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Dietmar Hamann believes that Edin Terzic is being let down by the Borussia Dortmund players, and the squad must take more responsibility after the winter break.

The curtain came down on Borussia Dortmund's disappointing first half of the season on Tuesday evening as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation threatened Mainz 05. The Black and Yellows now find themselves with plenty of improving to do if they are to achieve their minimum goal of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

And Dietmar Hamann wants the Borussia Dortmund players to take the responsibility to turn things around after the winter break. The former Bayern Munich and Liverpool player feels that certain players at BVB overestimate their abilities.

In his column for Sky Sport, Hamann wrote, "Terzic did everything for his players, never said a critical word about them, he always protected them. But he was let down by them. Dortmund have only won one of their last eight games in the Bundesliga. I don't believe that the coach tells the team: "Don't engage in duels and pass the ball to the opponent." The players have to take responsibility."

"It's always easy to look at the coaches, but the biggest problem is that there are too many players at BVB who overrate their abilities."

The Borussia Dortmund bosses have already decided that Edin Terzic will stay on as head coach going into the second half of the season. The 41 year old will be tasked with turning things around, with the team in desperate need of improvement.

Borussia Dortmund currently find themselves in fifth place in the Bundesliga standings, six points behind fourth placed RB Leipzig and 15 points shy of league leaders Bayer Leverkusen.