Favre backtracks on Dortmund exit hint following Bayern defeat
Berlin: Swiss coach Lucien Favre on Wednesday back-tracked on comments he made hinting he would leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season after defeat by Bayern Munich left his team seven points adrift of the champions in the Bundesliga title race with six games left.
“I am not thinking of giving up at all,” Favre, who is under contract until 2021, insisted on Wednesday.
“Yesterday, we were all disappointed, but my words in the interview directly after the game seem to have been misunderstood in many cases,” with several German media outlets speculating about his future.
Favre’s attitude was very different to his crestfallen demeanour immediately after Tuesday’s 1-0 home defeat against Bayern, thanks to Joshua Kimmich’s deft chip just before half-time.
The defeat came on the back of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Bayern last November at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
On Tuesday night, Favre gave a resigned grin when asked if the latest defeat proved he does not have what it takes for Dortmund to break Bayern’s monopoly on the German league.
“That’s been said here for months,” Favre had said.
“I know how these things go and I will talk about it in a few weeks.
“I’m staying calm and I trust in myself.” – AFP