After four Bundesliga wins in a row, BVB now face the Revierderby at VfL Bochum in the DFB Cup. Before the game on Wednesday evening, Dortmund coach Edin Terzic will answer questions from the press on Tuesday.
sport.de accompanies the press conference from 1 p.m. on the LIVE blog.
+++ Terzic about the upcoming flow +++
It’s about naming things clearly. We’re not as good as you’re making us out to be. But we weren’t as bad as you made us out to be. The guys give us a very good feeling. We put ourselves in position with good training sessions and we will remind the lads of that every day.
+++ Terzic on standard situations +++
We’ve improved a lot there. Both with own goals and with goals conceded. We’ve become much more stable.
+++ Terzic about Ansgar Knauff +++
That’s not the issue at all. I’m happy about his development. I am in regular contact with him. He’s under contract with us from the summer.
+++ Terzic about the Ruhr Stadium +++
I know the arena very well. I studied in Bochum and have many friends who work at VfL. I’ve seen a few games there and know how difficult it can be for opponents there. But we’re sure that we can hold our ground and have a great chance of making it through to the next round.
+++ Terzic about VfL Bochum +++
They have been very dominant and strong, especially at home. They won very difficult games like against Frankfurt or Gladbach. You can see what’s possible in this stadium. They don’t need much to get the fans on their side. We expect a very passionate game. It will be about aggressiveness and duel toughness. But we have to stick to our processes. Then I’m sure that we’ll move into the next round.
+++ Terzic about Mats Hummels+++
We have two newcomers to this position. We created a situation that was exactly what we wanted. We have three similarly good players in central defence. The team will be the first to know how we solve this tomorrow.
+++ Terzic on the Schlotterbeck brother duel +++
Well, if you know Nico, then I’m sure that he always wanted to win when he was a kid. The fact that his brother is on the other side won’t have any impact. He’s gotten better from game to game. He played his way into the hearts of the fans. We are happy with its development.
+++ Terzic about the staff ++
Ryerson and Özcan are coming back. Adeyemi is banned. Otherwise almost everyone is fit. Some are a bit shaky, but they’re all fit.
+++ Terzic enters the stage +++
The BVB coach welcomes the journalists present. Now it can start!
+++ It will start soon! +++
From 1 p.m. we expect BVB coach Edin Terzic on the podium.
+++ Is Edin Terzic rotating against VfL Bochum?+++
After BVB was repeatedly unlucky with injuries in the first half of the season, coach Terzic can currently look forward to a large group of players at his disposal.
Should there not be short-term absences, the only complaints are the absences of the two right-backs Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey as well as Karim Adeyemi, who was in good form recently and was sent off in the second round match against Hannover 96.
Since there are now a few English weeks in a row for the third-placed team, it is also conceivable that Terzic will give some of his regulars a break and let the recently strong jokers like Giovanni Reyna get to work from the start.
+++ BVB in a rush to win +++
So far the new year has been going almost perfectly for BVB. With twelve points from the first four Bundesliga games after the World Cup break, the runners-up got off to a perfect start.
The offensive in particular was significantly improved compared to the games before the winter break. The Westphalians have already scored 13 goals. Will BVB continue its winning streak against Bochum?
+++ Can BVB stop the Bochum home series? +++
Although VfL Bochum is still in acute danger of being relegated, Thomas Letsch’s team has recently caught the eye with five home wins in a row.
Bochum have been unbeaten at home since the beginning of September. At that time there was a 0:2 defeat against Werder Bremen. So a real home power is waiting for BVB. Can the black and yellow break this series?