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Lucien Favre clarifies statement about his Dortmund future

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has clarified the cryptic statement he made after his side's 0-1 loss to Bayern München on Tuesday.

Lucien Favre.
Lucien Favre.Photo: Антон Зайцев/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

Lucien Favre sparked speculation about his future as Borussia Dortmund coach following his side's 0-1 loss to Bayern München on Tuesday when he told Sky that he 'will make a statement in a few weeks'.

His cryptic comments were interpreted as a sign that his time at Dortmund could soon be up, but Favre now claims he was misunderstood, telling WAZ:

"I don't think about giving up at all. Yesterday we were all disappointed, but what I said in the post-match interview seems to have been misunderstood in many ways. The only thing I wanted to say in response to the questions was that now is not the time to evaluate the season. Why should it be?"

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists Favre's role at the club isn't under any discussion.

"The coach just wanted to say that, as always, we will make an analysis at the end of the season. He didn't want to make a conclusion in front of the Sky microphone after the 28th matchday. That's all," Watzke said and added:

"We have have done very well in the second half of the season, having won 27 out of 30 possible points before the Bayern game and received praise from all sides. I have found Lucien Favre to be very focused over the past few weeks. He didn't give the impression of being under pressure at all. There is currently no reason at all to have a discussion about the coach."

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