Sports director Michael Zorc sharply criticized the Borussia Dortmund professionals the day after the 2-1 disgrace in the DFB Cup at FC St. Pauli.
“The defeat is easy to explain: It was a completely bloodless performance on our part. We got into the game much too late. After the goal, you could have expected us to start catching up – instead, St. Pauli more active,” said the BVB manager to the “WAZ”.
The hosts took the lead early on with a goal from Etienne Amenyido (4th). Axel Witsel scored his own goal before the break to make it 2-0 from Dortmund’s point of view (40th). For weak Borussia, Erling Haaland shortened the penalty with a hand penalty (58th).
BVB: Michael Zorc stands behind Marco Rose
“I was surprised and disappointed that so little momentum came from us,” Zorc rumbled on. There are “few arguments against it after the game” that BVB lacks the necessary mentality for such duels as against the leaders of the 2nd Bundesliga.
Zorc did not want to accept criticism of coach Marco Rose. “All the necessary elements of the game were clearly pointed out in advance, the way St. Pauli played, the space conditions, everything. But obviously you didn’t listen properly,” emphasized the 59-year-old, who is resigning from the current season passed on to Sebastian Kehl.
Does BVB give away the rest of the season?
Zorc does not expect the Dortmund team to give away the rest of the season given the Champions League and DFB Cup eliminations and a significant gap up and down in the Bundesliga.
“I wouldn’t advise her that. We will continue to work even harder,” announced the BVB veteran.
The Black and Yellows continue in the Bundesliga with the away game at 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).