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BVB boss: Hakimi has to learn from Tottenham defeat

By Bulinews Team

Borussia Dortmund boss Sebastian Kehl says Achraf Hakimi must learn from last night's 0-3 defeat to Tottenham.

Achraf Hakimi.
Achraf Hakimi.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund certainly didn't get the result they were hoping for at Wembley last night when the Bundesliga leaders were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham in the Champions League round of 16.

After the game, BVB head of the licensed player division Sebastian Kehl singled out Achraf Hakimi and said the Real Madrid loanee will learn from the experience. Most noticeably, the full-back wasn't able to keep up with Jan Vertonghen at the second goal.

"It was a very painful defeat. we went into unnecessary counter-attacks and made individual mistakes. It was completely unnecessary. We now have a very modest starting position for the second leg. The second and third goal were completely unnecessary," Kehl said, as quoted by Sport1.

"Of course Hakimi has to learn from it. He's still a very young player who is strongest offensively. He'll be very disappointed, but the problem wasn't just Hakimi. In the second half, we didn't play football anymore and hardly created any chances," he added.

Meanwhile, BVB coach Lucien Favre felt his team gifted Tottenham the win after the break.

"We played well in the first half. We defended very well, and they didn't have many chances, but the goal one minute after the break was a gift. The second goal was unnecessary as well. Afterwards, we played a bit too hastily, and it was very difficult to create chances. After the first half, it's very difficult to accept the 0-3 score," Favre said.

The second leg will be played in Dortmund on March 5.

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