Even a few days after the bitter elimination in the DFB Cup against second division FC St. Pauli, the mood at Borussia Dortmund is bad. BVB sports director Michael Zorc renewed his harsh criticism of the team.
An embarrassing bankruptcy against a lower-class team, one of three title chances definitely gone and the tiresome mentality debate back in full swing: The 1: 2 at FC St. Pauli on Tuesday was a bitter pill for Borussia Dortmund in several respects.
So it’s no wonder that Michael Zorc’s anger has still not subsided. “I’m extremely disappointed. The team keeps making old mistakes, it’s unbelievable and can’t be explained. It was a bloodless performance. The frustration is very deep because we can’t compensate for the elimination,” said the BVB Manager on Thursday to the “Ruhr News” – not Zorc’s first angry statement after the cup break.
The day before, the 59-year-old had found clear words in an interview with “WAZ” with regard to the manageable performance of the highly paid staff.
Goals from Erling Haaland far too little for BVB
“We got into the game much too late. After the first goal, you could have expected us to start catching up – instead, St. Pauli actually became more active during this phase,” Zorc explained the disastrous course of the game from BVB’s point of view Hamburg.
St. Pauli 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 only reduced the penalty with a hand penalty (58th).
“Few arguments” against BVB’s mentality problem
In his analysis, Zorc found “few arguments against” the fact that BVB lacked the necessary mentality for such duels as against the leaders of the 2nd Bundesliga.
Before the game, the coaching team around Marco Rose “clearly pointed out to the professionals all the necessary elements of the game, the way St. Pauli played, the space conditions, everything,” explained Zorc. “But obviously you didn’t listen properly.”