LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Sporting director Michael Zorc says Borussia Dortmund need to obtain a turnaround with Peter Bosz as supervisor.
After Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Bayer Leverkusen, the Black and Yellows plummetted additional down the league desk and now sit in sixth place. Dortmund have managed to win just one match out of their final 11 throughout all competitions — towards third-tier facet Magdeburg within the DFB Pokal.
And regardless of hypothesis stoking up regarding a attainable substitute of the supervisor, Zorc advised Sky after the sport: “We did not contact every other coach. We need to obtain the turnaround with Peter Bosz.”
The hosts had been the dominant workforce for 41 minutes and would have taken the next lead into the half-time if it wasn’t for Dortmund’s goalkeeper Roman Burki. However within the 30th minute, the BVB stopper was with no probability towards Kevin Volland, who was stored onside by the midway line and had all time on this planet to spherical Burki and slot residence.
The dominance of the hosts got here to a sudden halt within the 41st minute after Wendell’s tough problem on Gonzalo Castro warranted a straight purple by referee Robert Hartmann after he reviewed the play on a video display screen.
Ukranian midfielder Andrey Yarmolenko scored the deserved equaliser within the 73rd minute, as Dortmund boasted 89 p.c possession within the second half.
“Within the first half, Bayer Leverkusen clearly had the higher hand,” Bosz advised his information convention, including: “We needed to cope with two large harm blows however confirmed mentality afterwards. Having a numerical benefit clearly helped.”
Dortmund misplaced each ahead Maximilian Philipp and Castro to accidents within the first half. Philipp twisted his ankle and left the stadium on crutches with an extended forged round his neck.
“We count on a extreme knee harm for Maximilian Philipp,” Zorc stated, including: “It seems to be like Gonzalo Castro has a ligament rupture in his ankle.”
After shedding Mario Gotze to harm, Dortmund’s sickbay prolonged with Philipp and Castro. Requested, who may rating Dortmund’s objectives going ahead, Bosz answered with a wry smile” “Not Marco Reus.”