Prior to the match against Lion City Sailors (24/11), BVB coach Edin Terzic and Emre Can fielded questions from journalists and spoke about the Asia Tour, Singapore and the game.
Edin Terzic on Singapore:
"This is my first time in Singapore. We were given a warm welcome on arrival. Unfortunately, we haven't yet seen much of the city. Hopefully, we can get to know the city and the people better in the days after the match."
"It's a mix. We've brought all our fit players with us; only Marco Reus is continuing his rehabilitation. We also have several young talents with us who can showcase themselves. That's also very important for us. We're known for always giving talents a platform. Some of our players are at the World Cup, but we also have experienced players with us like Emre Can, Mats Hummels and Donyell Malen, who will all get playing time."
Emre Can on the fans:
"It's always lovely to see so many fans, and they're delighted to see us. That's why we're here."
…the World Cup break:
"The break takes a lot of getting used to. We'll go on holiday in a few weeks and then restart in the New Year. But we'll need to stay fit. We've been training hard, both in Dortmund and here too. We have three friendly fixtures, all of which we want to win. The youngsters want to show the coach that they want to play in the first team." (cr)