In addition to the defeat itself, the criticism from Mats Hummels and the hardly self-critical statements from Karim Adeyemi at Borussia Dortmund also attracted a lot of attention. Now coach Edin Terzic has also commented on the two.
"When it's 2-0, we can see in which areas risk is appropriate and when not. When to send and when not! (...) Sometimes the simple 20-meter back pass is better, even if it doesn't appear on social media afterwards." , Mats Hummels rumbled frustrated after the 0:2 defeat against Union Berlin (90min reported).
It was not the first time in the last week or two that the defense chief had been the focus of clear criticism of himself and the team. He also became much clearer than Edin Terzic and other club officials.
The coach was asked about it at the press conference on Tuesday afternoon. He refrained from publicly blaming the leading player. Instead, he classified his criticism (via WAZ): "I think it's good if we take responsibility. Mats spoke in 'We'."
Still, he also noted that it was "important" to communicate so clearly internally. "That we address the issues internally, within our four walls and look each other honestly and openly in the eye and try to put things right," explained Terzic.
But Hummels wasn't the only Dortmunder who made noteworthy statements after the game. Karim Adeyemi, who also received a lot of fan criticism on Sunday, also attracted attention.
When asked at DAZN if he understood the criticism of him, he replied: "No, I wouldn't say now. Today we played a different formation, maybe that's why."
Instead of admitting mistakes himself, he even drew the focus on Terzic. You could certainly understand that as shifting the supposed blame for the defeat.
"He was very insightful towards me," the coach quickly cleared up the explosiveness.
"So many things weren't good before we conceded," Terzic even took a lot of the blame for Adeyemi's goal. He emphasized: "He was very dissatisfied with his performance. We are sure that he will do better against Hannover."
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as "It's important that we address issues internally": Terzic on Hummel's criticism