Thomas Tuchel Dortmund’s manager has refuted claims of a training bust-up with striker Mario Gotze.


Reports in German media suggested a bust-up ensued between Tuchel and Gotze because of the player’s insipid performance during a passing drill.

Gotze, who returned to Borussia Dortmund after a disappointing stint with archrival Bayern Munich, has so far not scored a single Bundesliga goal since returning to the club. His poor performance this season has continued to fuel news of a fall-out with Tuchel who is unhappy with his performance.

Tuchel has however rubbished reports of a bust-up with Gotze, stating that he and his players only had a miss understanding. The coach speaking on the alleged bust up said:

“I was informed on Wednesday that I had a problem with Mario, which is simply not true. I said loudly after a [passing exercise], where ten players were involved, that I was not satisfied.”

The manager insisted that his outburst was based on the overall performance of all players during the drill and not with Gotze as reported.Continue reading