Borussia Dortmund were deserved losers on Saturday, as a 2-1 away defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt meant another setback for the Black and Yellows. Read what coaches and players had to say after the match.
Thomas Tuchel: “Technically, tactically, mentally, willingness – everything. Our performance was a sole deficit. Starting this week in training, throughout the Champions League to today’s match – from the first to the last minute. It was a performance that didn’t deserve a point. Our whole season is a steady up and down. It’s very unsatisfying.”
Sebastian Rode: “It’s a big disappointing. I was initially looking forward to coming back to Frankfurt, but not to congratulate them on a win. It’s very unnerving that we lost further ground once again after we had fought our way back to the top in the last weeks.
We mustn’t concede 20 seconds into the second half. We had more control of the game in the period of our equaliser but then concede the 2-1 immediately after. We have to show more calmness. Maybe we’re missing a bit of cleverness, we simply cannot allow that in any case.
Now we have to focus on next week’s match. With Borussia Mönchengladbach another tough opponent awaits next weekend. We have to improve on many levels.”
Ousmane Dembele: “It was a shame that we conceded the 2-1 right after drawing level, as Frankfurt were on the backfoot afterwards. Sadly, we didn’t manage to score the equaliser.
The coach demanded of us [Marco Reus, Rode and Dembele] to push forward. We gave our best, but that wasn’t enough. Now we have important matches ahead of us against Gladbach and Real Madrid. We have to start gathering points, as we’re already trailing the top by nine points, which is a shame for Borussia Dortmund. ”
(Source: BVB.de, Ruhr Nachrichten)