World news – Hopes for the title fade quickly as Dortmund’s form deteriorates

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Dortmund now has to get back on its feet in double the time after his compatriot Gladbach has fought his way back to the top of the table after three wins in the last four games, including against leaders Bayern Munich. – Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund’s out of shape title hopes could be a distant dream on Friday evening after the game at Borussia Mönchengladbach after losing 10 points behind leaders Bayern Munich in the middle of the season.

Dortmund lost on Tuesday against direct rivals Bayer Leverkusen with 1: 2, lost further ground, remained fourth with 29 points and had to climb a mountain to stay in the race for the championship.

The appointment of former assistant Edin Terzic after the sacking of coach Lucien Favre in December did not produce any significant results as the team won three of their six league games under him and only one of their last three.
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« Quality is always the result of talent plus attitude. We relied too much on talent and didn’t really fight back when things didn’t work out sometimes, » said Terzic after the loss on Tuesday.

His Team is full of young talents, including teenagers Jude Bellingham, Giovanni Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko as well as 20-year-olds Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland.

But it was far too inconsistent this season for title contender RB Leipzig with 3 : To beat 1, but then to get only one point from the next two league games.

« This is how the team presents itself, » said Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc. « Body language like the one our players had in the first half on Tuesday is unbearable. »

« Our challenge is to make sure we qualify for the Champions League (next season). We shouldn’t over dream of the championship title that we have never talked about. « 

Dortmund now has to get back on its feet in double the time after his compatriot Gladbach has recovered after three wins in the last four games, including against leaders Bayern Munich fought to the top of the table.

« Dortmund haven’t won the last two games, and that’s unusual for this team, » said Gladbach’s German international Florian Neuhaus. « We want to take advantage of the situation. We have to be very brave and deserve possession because Dortmund don’t like to give the ball away. »

Ref: https://sportstar.thehindu.com