Borussia Dortmund failed to keep their winning streak alive, losing 2-1 away to Hertha BSC on Saturday. Here’s what head coach and players had to say after the match.
Thomas Tuchel: “We had two good chances to go in front. Then we gift away a goal. Of course the mistake was Matthias Ginter’s but that’s not the whole truth: We have to score before that. The second goal, the free-kick, did go into our goalkeeper’s corner but it was hit very hart and precise. I wouldn’t have kept it out either. Our lack of efficiency cost us three points today. We could have scored more goals with the same performance today. The result is annoying, the showing was OK.
Andre Schürrle: “It was about the details, it started early when I’m through on goal and have to score. If I score that the game goes a lot easier, becomes easier to play after straining weeks. Then we concede a dumb goal that, of course, can happen, I’m not going to blame anyone. And we still had were right there in the second half, had a lot of opportunities to score the 2-1, 3-1, then the game would be killed off. As I said the details decided the game today and sadly they spoke against us because we didn’t score and conceded a brilliant free-kick. It’s very annoying.”
Matthias Ginter: “I completely underestimated the situation ahead of the first goal and let the ball go to far ahead of me. That cannot happen. Ahead of the second Berlin goal I had to foul him because the opponent otherwise is through on goal. It was a clear professional foul and I was lucky there were some team-mates around me, otherwise I’d have been sent off. But as I said, if I don’t foul him he’s through.”
(Sources: Sky, BVB)