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J. Bynoe-Gittens (77), Y. Moukoko (84), M. Wolf (88)

Terzic lauds Bynoe-Gittens after comeback win: "He's a game-changer."

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

BVB trainer Edin Terzic, with some help from lady luck no doubt, appeared to have the Midas Touch when it came to his substitutions on Friday evening. 

Unsurprisingly, Terzic praised young Englishman Jamie Bynoe-Gittens as the standout performer who turned the tables on Freiburg. 
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.Photo: Borussia Dortmund
Three substitutes scored in Dortmund's Friday night comeback victory over SC Freiburg. Marius Wolf (Introduced at the half), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (64th minute), and Youssoufa Moukoko (70th minute) all netted tallies in the final 13 minutes, turning what looked almost certain to be a 0-1 loss into a 3-1 victory.


the comeback all began with Bynoe-Gitten's distance effort struck hard at SCF keeper Mark Flekken in the 77th. Though Flekken's hash of a handle most certainly qualified as a goalkeeping howler, the English teenagers attempt to make something happen certainly broke the troubled monotony of his team's play thus far.

Bynoe-Gittens did all the hard work to set-up what proved to be Moukoko's match winner some seven minutes later. Fellow substitute Julian Brandt received credit for the assist, but the dazzling dribbling in the lead-up belonged solely to the 18-year-old from the Reading academy.

the fact that Bynoe-Gittens is already making a meaningful impact in the Bundesliga doesn't surprise league-watchers at all. The teenager immediately began turning heads with some of his play off the bench late last season. One of the strongest performers in Dortmund's preseason camp absolutely seemed poised for a breakthrough.

"Jamie is someone who can get in there and open things up with his first touch," Terzic said of his star performer after the match, "Most importantly, he can quicken up the pace of the game. That's what we had in mind. He livened up the game very well and was involved in a lot of good offensive actions."

"With him, it's basically quite simple: he has the ability to decide games," Terzic continued, "He's a game-changer - and that's precisely what I wanted to see from him. He doesn't simply play the game. He makes the difference. That's what he accomplished."

Terzic, now sitting on a nine-game-winning streak as Dortmund trainer when one takes his games from the end of the 2020/21 campaign into account, maintained a broad grin throughout his post-match interview with German broadcaster DAZN.


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