Newly-appointed interim-coach Edin Terzic celebrated a 2-1 win away to Werder Bremen in his first outing as Lucien Favre’s successor at Borussia Dortmund. Team captain Marco Reus found praise for the 38-year-old after the game.
The Black and Yellows returned to winning ways at the Weserstadion. Reus scored the winner in the 78. minute on a spot-kick rebound after Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka clumsily gave away a penalty. After the game, the 31-year-old was asked about what Terzic had done differently in comparison to Favre. “Giving us the belief that we’re a good team, when we do everything together as a unit,” Reus replied.
BVB with hard-fought win
Infogol‘s expected goals model attested Dortmund a deserved victory (0.2 – 3.28). However, the Westphalians had to battle hard for it in a match that was far from perfect. Reus added: “It’s normal that the sequences aren’t there yet. It’s very difficult for a coach in such a short time. A big compliment for how he mastered the last few days. The most important thing is that we won the game.”
Terzic was only appointed three days before the midweek-match in Bremen. The coach won’t have much time to prepare his team for the next task, as Dortmund face back-to-back away matches on the tightest possible schedule. On Friday, BVB will face-off against Union Berlin, who drew 2-2 against VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday.