Edin Terzic: Anything is possible in the Champions League final

Edin Terzic
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Edin Terzic is determined to lead Borussia Dortmund to Champions League glory, and is ready for the ultimate test in the final against Real Madrid.

Borussia Dortmund are set to go up against Real Madrid in the final of the UEFA Champions League at Wemley Stadium this Saturday. The Black and Yellows will be the underdogs against a Real Madrid side that has won the Champions League title a record 14 times.

But Edin Terzic has his sights set on Champions League glory. "We're not satisfied with just being in the final, we want to invest everything to bring the trophy back to Dortmund. We have a great energy in the group and a great belief that we can achieve something special," Terzic said during his press conference on Tuesday.

Edin Terzic: Borussia Dortmund up against the ultimate opponent

While acknowledging Real Madrid's glittering history, know-how and experience, Terzic knows that anything can happen in the final of the UEFA Champions League. "We're up against the ultimate opponent, a team that has already won this title 14 times and five times in the last ten years, but none of that matters. We want to boil everything down to one game and the final is just one game anyway. Anything is possible in one game, we've proven that, especially this season, in this competition. Even though they've won eight finals in a row, the only thing that counts is what happens in this one."

Having cheered on for Borussia Dortmund as a fan in the 1997 and 2013 Champions League finals, Edin Terzic is now on the cusp of leading his beloved club to the ultimate glory in club football.

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The 41 year old has witnessed plenty of highs and lows over the course of his two and a half years as BVB head coach. The lowest of those lows came in May 2023, when Borussia Dortmund failed to get the win they needed at home against Mainz 05 to win the Bundesliga title. Terzic does not see any parallels between the two games, and is eager to use it as part of their journey towards success.

"I would have liked to have done without that chapter, but for me it was also the first step on the road to success. The very people who were singing our praises after the final last year are now going to London with us and we have something to make up for."