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BVB executive floor: Managing Director Hans-Joachim “Aki” Watzke, Sports Director Sebastian Kehl and trainer Edin Terzic (from left). © IMAGO / Kirchner Media

Borussia Dortmund starts the new Bundesliga season against Bayern Leverkusen. Before the start, BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke thoughtfully spoke about coach Edin Terzic.

Munich/Dortmund – He is where he supposedly always wanted to be: Edin Terzic is the head coach of Borussia Dortmund. The 39-year-old, who used to stand in the legendary south stand himself, was previously the technical director of Westphalia. After winning the DFB Cup as interim coach in 2021 with his Borussia. But then Marco Rose took over, whom he is now succeeding.

Borussia Dortmund: BVB boss Watzke is worried about coach Terzic

Terzic is “Borusse through and through,” explained BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke before the start of the season Soccer Bundesliga 2022/23 in table football-Podcast FE: male view on football.

The Dortmund boss warned at the same time with a view to the workload of his coach: “It makes a difference whether you’re just an employee at a club as a coach or whether it’s more like Edin. It’s not just a job for him, it’s a mission.” Apparently, Watze is worried that the young coach could overdo it.

For him it’s not just a job, it’s a mission.

BVB: Watzke warns with a view to Coach Terzic

“I can feel that, it takes a lot out of him. That’s maybe the danger that the whole thing evokes,” Watzke continued in the podcast and said: “We have to be careful that it doesn’t wear out. That he can stay true to himself without wearing himself out completely.” To do this, “everybody would have to protect him a little, because Edin burns so much, we have to make sure that the flame burns for a long, long time”.

Terzic and BVB, who are currently looking for a replacement for striker Sebastien Haller, who is suffering from testicular cancer, will start the new Bundesliga season on Saturday (6.30 p.m.) in the top game against Bayer Leverkusen.

In the video: BVB trainer Edin Terzic gives a personal update on Niklas Süle

Borussia Dortmund and Edin Terzic: At the start of the Bundesliga against Bayer Leverkusen

At the press conference for the game against the “Werkself”, he showed just how energized Terzic is. “We are ready to set the first exclamation mark on Saturday,” he said BVB-Coach confident. Looking at the sold out with 81,365 spectators Signal Iduna Park he announced: “It’s going to be loud. This energy that the stadium can ignite is something very special for this club. We want to feel that on Saturday.”

Terzic also took his team energetically to task. He expects his players to “work much more aggressively in the crucial zones,” explained the Dortmund coach. If Watzke has his way, he should also take care of himself despite all the energy. (pm)

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