Edin Terzic: Karim Adeyemi answered his critics with goal against AC Milan after difficult few weeks

Karim Adeyemi
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Edin Terzic believes that Karim Adeyemi showed the perfect response to the criticism he has received in recent weeks with his goal against AC Milan.

Karim Adeyemi finally ended his goal drought on Tuesday, as he scored to seal a 3-1 win for Borussia Dortmund against AC Milan. The goal was the 21 year old's first in BVB colours since May, and came just over a week after he was heavily criticised for rejecting a call-up to the Germany U-21s squad.

Edin Terzic and Sebastian Kehl had a discussion with Adeyemi last week over his poor run of form and all the drama surrounding him turning down a call-up to the Germany U-21s squad. And the Borussia Dortmund head coach was delighted with the response the talented forward showed on the pitch on Tuesday.

During his press conference following BVB's 3-1 win over AC Milan, Terzic said: "Karim has gone through a very difficult phase in recent weeks, but of course we know what potential and talent he has and he showed it [against Milan]. We would like to see this from him more often, and we will work on that."

"We had a little talk with him last week about the national team and we mentioned there that the only one who can stop this discussion is Karim and he showed that [against Milan]."

Karim Adeyemi, who overcame a bout of illness to feature against AC Milan, has now scored ten goals and assisted a further eight in 46 appearances for Borussia Dortmund since his move from RB Salzburg. And the hope will be that his strike on Tuesday can be the spark that leads to a turnaround in form for him after a difficult start to the season.