Edin Terzic took the stage in Dortmund’s Lensing-Carrée to the applause of the big-chested fans present.
“These are the best three points you can get,” Terzic said happily on “19:09 – the black-and-yellow talk” from the “Ruhr Nachrichten”, where the BVB trainer was a guest on Wednesday evening.
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However, when a football fan talks about the Revierderby these days, there is no way around one name: that of Youssoufa Moukoko.
The 17-year-old became a celebrated hero with his winning goal and so the striker debate at BVB flared up again.
“It’s a big burden for him. We hope that Mouki (Moukoko; anm. d. Red.) can draw strength from it. But my job is to tell him at the young age of 17 what isn’t so good yet. But if it doesn’t work out, I’ll remind him of that day,” explains Terzic.
However, the numbers certainly speak for the German U21 international. With two goals and two assists, he is top scorer in black and yellow together with Marco Reus. Modeste has scored one goal so far this season (with the same number of games).
While the new Cologne signing against Schalke was largely ineffective, as in the previous matches (14 plays), Moukoko immediately gave the Dortmund game its previously missing depth. A quality that Borussia has so far missed.
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BVB offensive lahmt
The times when Erling Haaland almost single-handedly shot BVB to victories with his elemental power are finally over. Borussia have scored just nine goals in seven Bundesliga games this season. In the top half of the ranking, only FSV Mainz 05 scored fewer goals than Borussia (seven).
By comparison, last season the later runners-up already had 19 goals to their name at once, even though they conceded more than twice as many (seven to 13).
“We want to find a balance between offensive and defensive,” Terzic announced. So far, the success speaks for the new, old trainer, who focused on defense in the summer. BVB has so far recorded four 1-0 victories. Undoubtedly a quality – but the question arises how long this will last in the long run.
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The demands and thus the criticism of Modeste are correspondingly higher. “He looks like a foreign body and doesn’t fit in the team,” TV pundit Dietmar Hamann recently complained about “Ruhr Nachrichten”.
The new signing is “not integrated at all so far. He is probably the best header in the Bundesliga, but he doesn’t fit in the team,” said the former Bayern professional.
Terzic, however, did not want to leave it that way and defended the French. “Unfortunately, he has only been training with us for a short time. We are happy with him. I also told him that BVB will measure him against his goals. I don’t measure him that way. His weapons,” said the 39-year-old, told the whole team at work, adding: “Anthony will be our top striker.”
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