Lucien Favre held nothing back whenassessing Borussia Dortmund’s performance after a humiliating 5-1 home loss to Stuttgart.
Favre’s future will come under scrutinyfollowing this latest setback, despitesteering BVB through to the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
The Swiss coach admitted his side – without the injured Erling Haaland – were masters of their own downfall, branding the display “very, very bad” while also praising their opponents.
“That was a disaster.It was bad,” Favre, whose tactics were questioned by Mats Hummels, told the media after the game.
“We weren’t good at winning the ball.We made too many big mistakes.That’s hard to explain.If you are not good at winning the ball, I mean the whole team, then you have a problem.
“Stuttgart played well, but we were very, very bad.That will not do.Stuttgart played well in the first half, but we made it 1-1.
“Still, we wanted to do better in the second half.We gave up a very stupid goal.That worried the team.We weren’t there today.”
Dortmund hadonly lost one of the previous 16 leaguemeetingsbetween the teams,while they were on a 13-game unbeaten run at homeagainst promoted sides.
However, Stuttgarthad not lost on the road sincereturning to the top tier, a run that now stands at six matches after they demolished their opponents at SignalIdunaPark.
SilasWamangitukascored twice, his brace sandwiching anequaliserfromGiovanni Reyna, beforeStuttgartpulled clear with two goals in three minutes, Philipp Forster andTanguy Coulibaly on target. Substitute Nicolas Gonzalez then addeda fifth inadded time.
Captain Marco Reus accepted the result is unacceptable for Dortmund, who have now won only six of their 11 league games this term, leaving themoutside the top four in the table.
“Stuttgart showed us how we actually wanted to play,” Reus said. “They wereaggressive.They were very compact, switched over when they lost the ball and played great together at the front.
“It’s not a coincidence.We just missed everything we really need on the pitch.It’s a very, very difficult evening.
“We have to digest it first.We are not allowed to present ourselves like that.We have to talk about it and report the errors.”
Source : goal.com