Edin Terzic: Borussia Dortmund's reserve players failed to take their chance against Heidenheim

Edin Terzic
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Edin Terzic was not satisfied with the performance of the Borussia Dortmund players against Heidenheim, and felt that the team's reservists failed to make the most of their opportunity.

Borussia Dortmund dropped points for the first time since the turn of the year on Friday, as they were held to a goalless draw by Heidenheim. Edin Terzic was left frustrated with his side's performance, and felt that they did not deserve more than the point they got in the end.

The BVB head coach especially felt that players who have been dissatisfied with their playing time in recent weeks were unable to make an impact after being given an opportunity on Friday. The Black and Yellows were without a number of key players against Heidenheim, including the likes of Julian Brandt, Jadon Sancho, Gregor Kobel, Marco Reus, and Karim Adeyemi.

In an interview with DAZN, Terzic said that he did not want to use the many absentees in the squad as an excuse for the team's poor performance. "There are no excuses. I think we still had a decent team on the pitch. And of course you can take all the injuries into account, but if we have the ambition to make up points in the second half of the season, then we simply have to deliver a better performance."

"A few guys who have been dissatisfied over the last few weeks and months with their playing time got the chance to play. But they weren't able to make the most of it. We as a team simply didn't manage to do what we set out to do before the game."

Several of the players who missed the trip to Heidenheim are expected to return to training this week for Borussia Dortmund. Edin Terzic will hope for a much improved performance from his side as they take on SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.