Edin Terzic: “The two penalty incidents were very clear.”

Speaking after Borussia Dortmund dropped points against Bochum on Friday night, Edin Terzic discussed three key moments in the game, which included two penalty incidents that weren’t given,

“It was a very intense, very tight game, and yet we were able to create a series of chances,” said Terzic. “From our point of view there were at least three key incidents that were unfortunate for us. For the goal we conceded, Emre jumped into the air and wanted to win the header but was given a clear push from behind.

“And the two penalty incidents were very clear. It is for me perhaps a one-off situation to get so close to the championship, and then you get decisions like those. The only thing I’d have asked for: Look at it. That’s football. In the first half, we did well to bypass the one on one on the halfway line and got in behind. That amount of chances should have been enough to leave the pitch as winners.”

Although Terzic remained careful with his wording, BVB Sporting Director Sebastian Kehl showcased his anger towards referee Sascha Stegemann. Speaking about the two penalty incidents, which weren’t looked at, Kehl labelled the whole situation as “negligent, it’s cowardly, it’s wrong and it’s shameful.” 

Anthony Losilla opened the scoring for Bochum from outside of the area after four minutes before Karim Adeyemi equalised minutes later. Mats Hummels thought he had scored a 90th minute winner, but his effort was correctly ruled out after he strayed offside.

Dortmund’s dropped points now swings the Bundesliga title race in Bayern Munich’s favour. They host Hertha Berlin on Sunday and a win would see the Rekordmeister go one point above BVB with four games left.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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