Good morning, Fear the Wall.
Only a few days after a humiliating 5-1 defeat that saw out manager Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund regained some pride yesterday with a 2-1 victory over Werder Bremen. Even though the scoreline was close, the shot map shows that the game wasn’t as even as it seemed:
After yesterday’s win, Sky Sports Germany interviewed some BVB players, who seemed more than willing to offer praise to Edin Terzic. Marco Reus, when asked about what he thought of Terzic, suggested that BVB’s new coach had helped motivate the players and inspired in them a new belief that they could win:
[He helped us believe that] we are a good team when we do everything together as a unit. It’s incredibly difficult in such a short time. Big compliments to him.
Roman Bürki also praised Terzic, specifically noting the effect he had on the players’ motivation. He half-jokingly suggested that Terzic had even had even motivated Jadon Sancho to become more aggressive with his challenges:
He only had one day. I think he did very well. When you see Jadon [Sancho] throwing himself into duels, you know he’s made a big difference.”
Bottlers, bottlers everywhere
It’s not too often you see a two-goal lead evaporate in stoppage time, or in the final 10 minutes of a game — and it’s even more rare that you see it twice in the same day. VFB Stuttgart, flying high off their victory over the weekend, came back from a 2-0 deficit to draw Union Berlin:
Over in Frankfurt, longtime foal Lars Stindl led Borussia Mönchengladbach to a 3-3 comeback. Despite being down 3-1 in stoppage time, Gladbach crawled back to a draw courtesy of a hat trick from Stindl:
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