Emre Can hits out at external negativity surrounding Borussia Dortmund

Emre Can
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Emre Can believes that things are not as bad at Borussia Dortmund as made out to be in the media, after they returned to the top four on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League on Sunday evening, as they came from behind to secure a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. Goals from Karim Adeyemi, Mats Hummels and Emre Can helped the Black and Yellows claim the three points. And the club captain has hit back at the team's critics, saying that the negativity surrounding the club is rather blown out of proportion.

"It's unbelievable sometimes in Dortmund. Things always seem so negative from the outside," Can said, adding, "We're in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, we're fourth in the Bundesliga and third in the Rückrunde table. Sometimes when you read in the media it feels like we've lost the last ten games. But the mood in the team is good."

Can made sure of the three points for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday by scoring from the penalty spot in stoppage time. But he may not have been on the pitch to take the penalty had the red card he received just moments earlier not been rescinded after a VAR check. And the 30 year old is of the opinion that too many red cards are being handed out in the Bundesliga at the moment.

"It's unbelievable. I clearly played the ball. That's the important thing. If I don't play the ball and then hit his ankle, that's a red card. I think there have been a lot of red cards in recent weeks that should never have been given. In England, that's not even a foul. It's become far too much."

Emre Can will hope that Borussia Dortmund can keep their winning run going in two weeks' time as they make the trip to reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.