Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win away to Werder Bremen was far from being pretty, as Edin Terzic coached his first game on Tuesday night as the interim successor of Lucien Favre. “I am happy, relieved and tired,” a smiling Terzic told Sky afterwards. “I’m sure I’m not alone in that respect and I imagine a few people will sleep on the bus journey back to Dortmund.”
The 38-year-old’s first line-up played in the 4-2-3-1 formation led by Youssoufa Moukoko. The 16-year-old made his first start from the beginning. Marco Reus, who scored the winning goal from a penalty in the 78. minute, started as no. 10.
Terzic added: “The team did everything necessary together on and off the pitch for this win. That’s important when the going gets tough. The team gave everything today. Sometimes you can’t play your way to victory. Sometimes you’ve got to force it and today that’s exactly what we did.”
The Black and Yellows will play their last match of 2020 against Union Berlin on Friday night, limiting preparation time of the new head coach. Borussia Dortmund will likely be without centre-back Mats Hummels, who had to be subbed off after suffering a hamstring injury.