|Interview with Michael Zorc: "The draw is not the end of the world"|
|[13.02.] "We donīt ask ourselves after every game whether the matchday went for or against us, we just focus on the next game," said Michael Zorc after the 1-1 draw with Kaiserslautern, but he also urged the players to improve in front of goal. "We are currently in a phase where we donīt take our chances as effectively as we used to earlier this season."|
|Herr Zorc, it was a spectacular traditional derby at the start and the end of the match? Whatīs your verdict on it?|
Michael Zorc: "Iīm disappointed about the result. We would have deserved to win. We enjoyed more possession and created more chances. But the draw is not the end of the world. We donīt ask ourselves after every game whether the matchday went for or against us, we just focus on the next game."
There were some dubious referee decisions. Whatīs your opinion on Florian Meyerīs performance?
|Anxious look: Michael Zorc in Kaiserslautern. [picture: firo]|
Zorc: "One has to admit that the referee significantly influenced the game. Götze is fouled in the area, then the ball is handled, and Neven is sent off for nothing. This, of course, annoys me."
After a draw or loss, BVB always responded with a victory - against Kaiserslautern they failed to do so for the first time. Was the poor condition of the pitch one of the reasons?
Zorc: "Yes, of course. Compared to it, our old and so heavily criticised pitch was as smooth as a parquet floor. This here was a ploughed field. It kept us a bit from playing our style. Which is why we resorted to long balls, as it was a safe option. We probably overdid it a bit. But Lautern also closed down the space well, and so there were few gaps to play the ball through."
Despite strong and dominating games, BVB are currently struggling in front of goal. What is the reason for it?
Zorc: "Thatīs true. We are currently in a phase where we donīt take our chances as effectively as we used to earlier this season. We need to improve on it. But it will change again, thereīs no need to worry."
Interview conducted by Boris Rupert