Dort­mund boss ad­mits to ‘freak­ing out’ see­ing Nou Camp fi­esta

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Thomas Tuchel thought his Borus­sia Dort­mund side had per­formed spec­tac­u­larly in their Cham­pi­ons League tie against Ben­fica on Wed­nes­day. That was un­til he saw Barcelona, of course.

The Bun­desliga out­fit over­came a 1-0 deficit from the first leg by blitz­ing their Por­tuguese coun­ter­parts 4-0, but their per­for­mance was com­pletely over­shad­owed by the stun­ning events at the Nou Camp.

Luck­ily, Borus­sia Dort­mund had al­ready done their job and the play­ers re­turned to the dress­ing room just in time to witness his­tory un­fold­ing. Screams were heard out­side and Tuchel later ad­mit­ted that the whole team were ‘freak­ing out’.

He told Vi­asat: “Ev­ery­one was freak­ing out. It was 4-1 when we left the pitch, I came to my of­fice and it was 5-1. I mean, I love Barcelona. No of­fence to Paris, I love Paris Saint-Ger­main as well.

“Ev­ery­one was watch­ing and we could feel it, you know, and we were just ex­cited be­cause we won 4-0 so ev­ery­one was cel­e­brat­ing.

“Sud­denly the ball was com­ing and it was a goal and it was no off­side. We thought we were spec­tac­u­lar but these guys... sorry.” Daily Mail

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Dort­mund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) cel­e­brates his goal with coach Thomas Tuchel (left) in their Cham­pi­ons League Round of 16, sec­ond leg match against Ben­fica at the Sig­nal Iduna Parl in Ger­many on Wed­nes­day.

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