Emre Can does not feel that the blame for Borussia Dortmund's poor run of form in recent weeks lies with Edin Terzic.
Borussia Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw by Mainz 05 at home on Tuesday evening, marking a disappointing end to what has been a frustrating first half of the season. The Black and Yellows are all but out of the Bundesliga title race, and their hopes of finishing in the top four are also hanging in the balance.
The team's inconsistent performances in recent weeks have resulted in increasing criticism of Edin Terzic. While the Borussia Dortmund head coach is currently not in danger of losing his job, the pressure is piling on him from supporters and analysts. But Emre Can does not think that the team's woes are down to the 41 year old.
The Borussia Dortmund captain told Sky Sport after the game against Mainz 05 that they have been missing the necessary luck in the decisive moments. "It has nothing to do with the coach when the ball hits the crossbar," Can said. "We were unlucky at crucial moments. We hit the crossbar, scored an offside goal. It all comes together when things aren't going well. I can't fault the players. They give everything, they want to win, to be successful, but it's not working at the moment."
When asked about his relationship with Edin Terzic, Can said, "good, we're still in the Champions League. It's not always the coach's fault."
Borussia Dortmund have won just one of their last eight games in the Bundesliga, and go into the winter break with plenty of improving to do if they are to somehow make this season a success.