When reviewing Borussia Dortmund’s results after a crushing 5-1 home defeat to Stuttgart, Lucien Favre held nothing back.
The shocking result means that for the first time since the 2013-14 season, when Jurgen Klopp was in charge, Dortmund has now suffered three consecutive defeats at home in the Bundesliga.
After this latest setback, Favre’s future will come under scrutiny, despite guiding BVB through to the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
The Swiss coach acknowledged his side were masters of their own downfall without the injured Erling Haaland, calling the show “very very bad” while praising their opponents as well.
Favre, whose strategies were challenged by Mats Hummels, told the media after the game, “That was a disaster. It was bad,”
We weren’t good at winning the game. We had so many major errors. That’s difficult to understand. I mean the entire squad, if you’re not good at winning the ball, then you’ve got an issue.
“We played well in Stuttgart, but we were very, very poor. That’s not going to do. In the first half, Stuttgart played well, but we made it 1-1.
“Still, we wanted to do better in the second half. We gave up a very stupid goal. That worried the team. We weren’t there today.”
Just one of the previous 16 league matches between the teams had been lost in Dortmund, while they were on a 13-game unbeaten streak at home against promoted sides.
However, after returning to the top tier, Stuttgart has not lost on the road, a streak that now stands at six matches after they demolished their opponents at Signal Iduna Park.