BVB Post-Match Press Conference


Following Saturday’s 0-1 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga opening match, BVB manager spoke to local and national press about the Dortmund performance, a controversial penalty decision and the ankle injury suffered by Marco Reus which will sideline the player for over a month.

journalist70Paul Weiß, German Football Review
“New signing Kostas Katsouranis made his Dortmund début today, albeit from the bench. Will he be in your first-team plans soon?”

“Absolutely. We brought him here for his experience.
We won’t be rushing him into the starting line-up though”


Paul Weiß, German Football Review
“How much of an impact do you think the officials had on the game today? Ilkay Gündogan was convinced he was fouled in the box.

“The officials’ decisions always impact a game, but I don’t think they were the deciding factor behind today’s result.

journalist70Andreas Holtz, Dortmund Daily
“Well, that was your first defeat as Borussia Dortmund manager. How do you feel?

“It’s always disappointing to lose, but I saw a lot of positives in today’s game. It wasn’t one we deserved to lose, but let’s get those blips out the way early.

journalist70Willi Sadowski, The Gazette
“Naldo had a great game today for the hosts, being voted man of the match. What did you make of his performance?

“We singled him out pre-match as a performer.
Unfortunately for us, he had a solid game.”

journalist70Paul Weiß, German Football Review
“Recent reports have linked you with a move for Frankfurt’s Sebastian Rode. Can you go on record with your thoughts on this story?”

“It is unlikely that we will make a move for him at this time.
We’ll have a new arrival after the weekend, and that’s us done.”

journalist70Hermann Bach, Football Daily
“One of the major talking points from today’s game will surely be the decision not to award you a penalty. Do you believe it should have been given?

“You see penalties given in that situation but on balance I think the decision was the correct one. We’d have been up-in-arms were that given against us.”

journalist70Leon Horn, The Express
Marco Reus was injured today and it looked potentially serious. Can you estimate how long he might be out for?

“Initial reports show it might not be a broken ankle, and just a sprain, but it’s unlikely we’ll see him for a month or so.”

journalist70Leon Horn, The Express
“Many consider Reus to be one of the central figures at BVB. How will his injury affect your chances ahead of your next match?

“Well, we’ll have to change our game plan a bit which is unfortunate.
I’m confident in the depth of the squad to perform in his absence.”