Borussia Dortmund lost 3-1 away to Tottenham on Wednesday in the Champions League. Here are the post-game quotes.
Peter Bosz: “I’m obviously disappointed because I think there was more in this match for us. Especially in the first half we played well, played high up the pitch and exuded pressure. Only that we did not pay enough attention twice and did behave well in our last-ditch defending. The linesman was level with the ball and has to see that [the 2-2] wasn’t offside.”
“Mario Götze is being treated after Vertonghen hit his teeth. Andrey Yarmolenko has been with us for a week and has been doing well so far. We talked a lot with him and told him that he has to play in that position. He showed a good performance.”
Christian Pulisic: “We simply have to be more clinical in front of goal, then we’ll win the match. Obviously, it was an important match today and we wanted to win badly. Now it’s even more important to beat Tottenham at home.”
Ömer Toprak: “We dominated Tottenham in the first half. In the second half the match was level, Tottenham a bit better even.
The referee influenced the match with his extremely bad calls. It shouldn’t be an excuse but such decisions influence the match. Harry Kane tugged Nuri Sahin to the ground [before his first goal], the goals scored by Christian Pulisic and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not count.
Tottenham are a top side and eventually, they will create chances but we also don’t have to lose 1-3 here.”
Mauricio Pochettino: “BVB dominated the first half but we were more clinical in front of goal. We played quickly and played in a different setup compared to how we usually play. Our passing was crisp. I’m pleased with the win. We were more decisive in front of goal.”