Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz stated his aspect’s 2-1 victory over Augsburg on Saturday was the worst efficiency of his tenure thus far.
Dortmund took the lead after three minutes as Andrey Yarmolenko poked residence a free ball within the field with a swift back-heel, however the lead lasted for under seven minutes earlier than Caiuby headed an equaliser.
Shinji Kagawa scored the winner within the 23rd minute with an audacious chip from simply contained in the field however, regardless of the standard of their targets, BVB had been removed from their finest, permitting the match to turn into an open contest in opposition to a bodily Augsburg aspect.
Bosz, who changed Thomas Tuchel in the summertime, advised his postmatch information convention: “This was the worst match since I have been the coach at Dortmund. It was by no means simple immediately.
“Within the first half we discovered a variety of house however could not capitalise as a result of we weren’t taking part in nicely sufficient. Within the second half, we stopped taking part in soccer altogether. Every group has two of these video games per season, which is why I am very blissful that we received immediately.”
Dortmund had been awarded a penalty within the 79th minute however Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s try at a Panenka was saved by Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz, capping a disappointing general show for the striker
“Auba is a crucial participant for us,” Bosz stated. “He has already scored eight targets. He has all the time helped us. In the present day, he did not play nicely. One-on-one, header, penalty — often he converts them into targets.
“He additionally has two video games per season the place issues aren’t figuring out for him. In the present day was his first one.”
Requested why he left Mario Gotze out of the squad in opposition to Augsburg, Bosz stated: “He’s not injured. Mario needed to play however I advised him that I did not need that immediately.
“He was out for 5 months and we’re nursing him again to type rigorously. First he obtained to play 45 minutes, then 60. In the present day it might have been his third match inside per week. That might have been an excessive amount of. It was an vital recreation immediately however there are extra very important video games forward for which we want him.”
Dortmund enter the upcoming worldwide break on high of the Bundesliga after seven matchdays, preserving the strain up on their rivals.
BVB keeper Roman Burki advised the membership’s video channel: “It is a particularly vital win for us. These are the video games you must come out on high if you wish to win one thing on the finish of the season.”
Dortmund went into the sport on the again of seven video games in 21 days, and Burki stated taking part in within the schedule extra acquainted to English golf equipment had been troublesome.
“The englische Wochen [English weeks] took a toll on us,” Burki advised Sky after the match. “You possibly can see that immediately — particularly within the second half.
“The coach advised us forward of the sport that we should present the mentality to win this match in any respect price. We battled exhausting and we received. We weren’t all the time targeted, although, giving the ball away cheaply or simply lumping it ahead. Due to that the match obtained actually powerful for us. Augsburg pressed enormously nicely.
“The desk reads properly but it surely’s nonetheless too early for it to point something. Video games like immediately’s, through which you must battle and overcome the tiredness, are the vital video games.”
Stefan Buczko covers Borussia Dortmund for ESPN FC. Twitter: @StefanBuczko.