Speaking ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s game against Hoffenheim on Saturday afternoon, Edin Terzic discussed BVB’s current personnel situation after recent injuries to Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi.
Speaking about Adeyemi, Terzic said: “It’s not nice to be without someone who has not only played well but has also been involved in many important passages of play.” Adeyemi was suspended against Bochum and Werder Bremen, which Terzic also noted: “We were also successful in those; others assumed his responsibilities there. We have enough ideas and options to be able to react to his absence.”
Adeyemi (21) is sidelined for around three weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-1 win against Hertha Berlin last weekend. Moukoko (18) is also sidelined for the foreseeable after suffering a tear in the syndesmosis – both players are out of Saturday’s game against Hoffenheim and are unlikely to be fit enough for their Champions League second-leg against Chelsea.
One option for Terzic is Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. The 18-year-old Englishman scored against Werder Bremen before assisting Julian Brandt against Hertha last weekend. Speaking earlier, Terzic also hinted that Donyell Malen could be an option in a central position, providing competition for Sébastien Haller.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder