Edin Terzic hails Borussia Dortmund's resilience after incredible comeback against Atletico Madrid

Edin Terzic
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Edin Terzic said that Borussia Dortmund never lost their belief and showed excellent resilience to deservedly book their place in the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

For only the fourth time in their history, Borussia Dortmund are in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. The Black and Yellows got the better of Atletico Madrid 5-4 on aggregate in a topsy-turvy tie. And for Edin Terzic, it was a well deserved reward for all their hard work.

The BVB head coach hailed his side's resilience, and praised the players for still having belief even when Atletico Madrid had wrestled back control of the tie. "We discussed before the game that no matter what happens, we stay cool, we maintain our composure, we believe in it. We gave everything we had in the first-half. Then they made some changes and presented us with a few new challenges. And yet we came back. We managed to score four goals against Atletico Madrid again. Not many teams do that. The atmosphere in the stadium was extraordinary. If all 81,000 believe in us, then of course that makes things easier for us."

"I'm extremely happy, extremely satisfied and very, very proud of the team. I think if you look at both games, we were clearly the better and more active team and absolutely deserved to go through," Terzic told Amazon Prime Video.

Having lost the first leg 2-1, Borussia Dortmund made a brilliant start on Tuesday and scored two goals in the first-half to take a 3-2 lead on aggregate. Atletico Madrid then turned the game on its head and were 4-3 ahead after 64 minutes. But a three-minute salvo saw BVB gain back the momentum, and Marcel Sabitzer's goal in the 74th minute secured their passage to the semifinals.

A familiar opponent now awaits Borussia Dortmund in the semifinals. Edin Terzic's side failed to beat Paris Saint-Germain when the two sides met during the group stage. But the 41 year old is confident that they are a much better team now than they were then. "We've already played against PSG twice. We didn't like the first game in Paris at all. The second match in Dortmund was very different, close once again, but we managed to get closer to victory than they did. We're a much more solid team than we were in September or even December," Terzic said.