Dortmund CEO says hairdresser’s visit not to blame for Spurs loss

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Borussia Dortmund face an uphill task to keep their Champions League hopes alive after they were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie at Wembley on Wednesday night.

While the first half was pretty evenly contested, Dortmund couldn’t cope with Spurs once they upped the tempo in the second half.

BVB manager Lucien Favre insisted today that the team gifted Spurs a couple of goals and didn’t move the ball well enough in the second half. The 61-year-old cited that as the reason for their heavy loss (Goal).

However, another potential reason has been suggested by parts of the German media to explain Dortmund’s poor performance in the game – A hair dresser’s visit on the day before the game.

It has been reported that a number of Dortmund players had haircuts prior to the game against Spurs, and this has given rise to suggestions that the players were not fully focused on the game at Wembley.

BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke to the press today and rubbished suggestions that the hair dresser’s visit had any influence on the game.

Speaking to Bild, Watzke said, “It certainly has no influence on a team’s performance. There are sporting reasons for our defeat, and we need to analyse them.

“It’s clear the defeat also leads to a critical media view of the hairdresser’s visit. And that’s why [sporting director] Michael Zorc and [squad manager] Sebastian Kehl will review this with the players.”

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