After Thomas Tuchel criticised Kevin Grosskreutz for taking his grievances to the press, Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc maintains the pair are on speaking terms.
Long-serving midfielder Grosskreutz told German publication Bild on Thursday that nobody had spoken with him at Dortmund “for weeks”.
Tuchel responded after his side’s 1-0 UEFA Europa League victory later that day, criticising Grosskreutz’s decision to speak with the media rather than discuss the issue with him.
With the 27-year-old currently injured and his future at the club reportedly in doubt, Zorc expressed his surprise at the row – stating Grosskreutz and Tuchel had been in contact during the close-season.
“I cannot understand this, we always have contact,” Zorc is quoted as saying by Ruhr Nachrichten.
“I am surprised by that a lot. He [Grosskreutz] should really have said something because our coach spoke extensively with him in our training camp a few days ago.
“If he has a desire to talk, we are available to him. He should see that he comes back in shape and completes the training sessions after his injury.
“We are not pressing for a change.”
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