Dortmund finished fifth in the Bundesliga, sacking head coach Lucien Favre after a 5-1 home defeat by Stuttgart on December 12.
Favre hopes BVB will improve in 2021
BVB sporting director Michael Zorc has indicated that he believes the Bundesliga side will “improve significantly” during the second half of the season. Dortmund finished fifth in the Bundesliga, sacking head coach Lucien Favre after a 5-1 home defeat by Stuttgart on December 12. Edin Terzic, Favre’s former right-hand man, is now in charge and the 38-year-old has posted a pair of wins in his first three main games. It is this kind of form that Zorc believes will continue. “I expect the team to improve significantly. No one here at Borussia Dortmund is satisfied with fifth in the table. Champions League qualification is always our goal, and we must achieve this at the end of the season,” he told the club’s official website.
Dortmund failed in Bundesliga but did well in the Champions League
However, Terzic oversaw the loss to Union Berlin, which upset Zorc, who later told the players to remember their club’s responsibilities. “After the Union Berlin game, I was particularly annoyed because we lost two games in a relatively quick sequence of four corners,” he said. “It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but four corners cost us six points. And a team with a quality we don’t have can’t let this happen. Okay, Cologne caught us, but we must not let it happen again in three or four weeks, especially when everyone knows that Union Berlin are strong from set-pieces. Overall, we are not happy with how we have been doing in the Bundesliga over the past few months. I think we did well in the Champions League and deserve to advance to the next stage as group winners.”
“We have done our job in the cup, but we are not doing our job in the league, including the goals set by the players for the season”. Dortmund return to action on Sunday with a home game against Wolfsburg as they face RB Leipzig a week later. Those rivals both challenging Dortmund for a top-four finish, those fixtures are likely to be pivotal towards the club’s season. Also, Dortmund will have to prepare for the Champions League knock-out tie, after they were drawn against Sevilla in the round of 16.