‘Tie Not Yet Over’ Dortmund Warns Man City

Borussia Dortmund interim coach, Edin Terzic yesterday warned Manchester City manager Pep Guadiola that the Champions league quarter final tie was far from over at Etihad Stadium when his side lost 2-1 in favour of the England giants.

Dortmund had levelled the contest to 1-1 at six minutes from the end before Phil Foden’s last-gasp winner.

However Guardiola was complimentary about Dortmund’s performance after the game, but Terzic, whose side had levelled the contest to 1-1 at six minutes before Phil Foden winning goal to make it 2-1 in favour of Man City, said his side was ready for another bite at the cherry.

“Pep had some nice words for me at full-time, but we’re not done yet. We’ll see each other again in eight days’ time,” Terzic said.

“It’s halftime and the tie is still open. We’ll be ready to give it our all to overturn the result and reach the next round. We kept their chances to a minimum and posed as a threat to ourselves going forward. It was evenly matched so we’re disappointed with the result in the end,” he added.

Dortmund skipper Marco Reus was upset with the way his side had allowed Man City to take an advantage to the Germany giants.

“We’re annoyed. Conceding a second right before the end was unnecessary. Two seconds of us switching off and they showed their quality. We have to stop the cross coming in. On the whole though, I think we produced a great performance,” he said.

Despite that Guardiola was clear his side would not be trying to defend their one goal advantage next Wednesday when they meet for a second tie.

“We are going to Dortmund to win the game. In the first half tonight, we were not clever with the ball. The second half was much better and we had two or three clear chances to score a second or third when it was 1-0,” he said.

“To play in the positions we want to, we have to have good build-up play. We have another chance next week.

“Borussia Dortmund are a typical club from the Champions League. They have played in this competition for many years and know what to do. We are going there to score,” he added.

Meanwhile the second tie will be played next week on Wednesday and the winning team will proceed to the UEFA champions league semi finals.

Furthermore, only Real Madrid and Barcelona had won more UEFA Champion league matches against German Sides with Madrid securing 26, Barcelona 20 while Manchester City has only 11 of their last 12 games against such opposition in the competition.

 


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