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“I’ve been an employee of this club since 2010 and I’m proud of it. BVB had a cool time in the 101 years before that, and BVB will also have a cool time in the 500 years after me,” said the 38-year-old before the game on Sunday at FSV Mainz 05 (3.30 p.m. / Sky). After separating from Lucien Favre, Terzic was promoted to head coach and crowned his work on Thursday with BVB’s victory in the cup final in Berlin against RB Leipzig (4: 1). After the season, Terzic will become assistant to the new coach Marco Rose.
Club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke had recently confirmed that he believes Terzic will remain. “A few weeks ago he extended his contract on a long-term basis, with the clear understanding of how things will continue. He’s a Dortmund boy, he feels the club, he breathes the club.” Nevertheless, one is ready to talk if Terzic should move to another club. “Edin has the key in his hand.”
After the fifth cup win in the club’s history, qualification for the Champions League is now to be secured. “We have taken an excellent path and have developed many ways of tackling games. We want to continue with that, score six points and achieve this fundamentally important goal for the club,” said Terzic. After the last five wins in a row, BVB was in fourth place in the table before the 33rd match day and has participation in the royal class in their own hands again. The game in Mainz is followed by the West duel against Bayer Leverkusen.
Captain Reus praises the work of BVB coach Terzic
From the point of view of captain Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund also owes its upswing at the end of the season to coach Edin Terzic. Under the direction of Terzic, who left his future open after the end of the season on Saturday, BVB had recently won the DFB Cup final 4-1 against RB Leipzig. On this Sunday (6 p.m. / Sky), the fourth place in the table can perfect the qualification for the Champions League, which has meanwhile hardly been considered possible with a win at FSV Mainz 05.
After the separation from Lucien Favre, a coach like Terzic came, who, even with seven points behind the Champions League places, “still believed in us and motivated anew in every game,” said Reus in the “Bild am Sonntag” “. “You can now see what is possible with this cohesion.” He is proud to be the captain of this team.
After the home defeat against the direct competitor Eintracht Frankfurt, whom BVB can distance on Sunday, the first swan marks for the Dortmund season have already been initiated, said Reus. “Six weeks later we are cup winners. And after this performance in the final against a top opponent like Leipzig, it is well deserved,” emphasized the 31-year-old, who stood out in the final. BVB can only really enjoy this when they qualify for the Champions League. Looking at the game at Mainz, who have been relegated to the league since Saturday, Reus said: “It will be extremely difficult, we need a top performance again.”
After Favre’s departure, Terzic had been promoted from assistant to head coach. The 38-year-old will then become assistant to the new coach Marco Rose after this season.
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