Borussia Dortmund’s league loss to Bayern Munich, as disappointing as it was, should not bring the players down ahead of Wednesday’s German Cup quarter-final at RB Leipzig, coach Edin Terzic said on Tuesday.
The Ruhr valley club went into Saturday’s league clash against Bayern in top spot but suffered a 4-2 defeat that put Bayern two points ahead of them with eight matches left.
“Everyone was disappointed on Saturday evening but on Saturday evening we also said we are now looking ahead,” Terzic told a news conference.
“There is absolutely no reason to be negative or pessimistic going into the next tasks. We are one of the most in-form teams not only in the Bundesliga but in Europe.”
“That was our first defeat (of the year) in the Bundesliga and we will now battle for a spot in the German Cup semi-finals.”
Terzic will be without defender Nico Schlotterbeck, ruled out for several weeks with a muscle injury picked up in Munich, while forward Sebastien Haller is doubtful with a minor knee injury.