Speaking in a press conference on Friday, interim Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzić stated that the Bundesliga club must do absolutely everything to win Saturday’s Revierderby against Schalke.
“They are the two most emotional games of the season,” said Terzić. “The fans want to see the players put it all on the line for the shirt. Everyone knows you have to win the derby. There is nothing better than a derby victory in the life of a Borussia fan. We will give it our all.”
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added: “First and foremost, you want to win that game. We’re lagging a bit behind in the league and we need the points. We need to be 100 percent focused and try to get a performance similar to Wednesday’s.”
Thomas Delaney, who missed Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Sevilla following the birth of his first child will return to the Borussia Dortmund squad whilst Dan-Axel Zagadou and Thorgan Hazard face late fitness tests.