Nuri Sahin (c.) is tired of hearing the same old excuses for Borussia Dortmund's dreadful run of form. - © imago / Eibner
Nuri Sahin (c.) is tired of hearing the same old excuses for Borussia Dortmund's dreadful run of form. - © imago / Eibner
Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin: "We're in a rut"

Nuri Sahin says the players, and the players only, are to blame for Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 loss to Werder Bremen.

The result leaves the Black-Yellows languishing down in seventh place, 13 points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich, and without a win in eight Bundesliga matches...

Question: Nuri Sahin, BVB captain Marcel Schmelzer had some strong words for the team following the defeat. Do you agree with what he had to say?

Nuri Sahin: Yes, completely. We collapsed against Bremen. For weeks we’ve been talking about what we want to change, how much we want to change, that we need points - and then we put in a performance like that - in the first half especially. I’m lost for words.

Question: Can you explain the lethargic first-half performance? Didn’t the team want it? Didn't they have it in them?

Sahin: I wouldn’t say we didn’t want it. No player goes out not wanting to win, not in the Bundesliga. You don’t need to be an expert to see that there’s a lot of uncertainty in the side, but I don’t want to keep repeating myself over and over again.

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