Borussia Dortmund lost their second game in the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign on Friday, 3-1, at the hands of Hamburger SV.
Here’s what the head coach and players had to say after the game (sources: bundesliga.com, bvb.de, derwesten.de).
Thomas Tuchel: “We lagged miles behind our demands of ourselves for at least 45 minutes. We weren’t ready from the first minute to embrace the game, show intensity, defend the right way. We lacked the sharpness in passing we had shown so far and we were rightly punished.
Tuchel (on the second half): “At some point the deficit grew so large that our much improved second half didn’t really matter. At the end that might actually be a good and healthy thing, although I could’ve done without it. From our view this was completely unnecessary and I did not see it coming.
Roman Bürki: “[Before the penalty incident] I came out to close the angle down and prevent him striking at goal, but I think it’s fair to say that you can give it. We had a bad day at the office today, but there’s no point in us dwelling on the result. We’ve got to analyse the match, work out where we went wrong and move forward.”
Marcel Schmelzer: “We played very poorly in the first half and failed to put our plan in action. On the whole, we didn’t move into the opposing half enough and we committed individual mistakes before the goals. After the 3-0 it was really tough, the ball just didn’t want to go in for us. I think it’s a good thing we got this reminder that we’ll lose in the Bundesliga if we don’t put in our 100 percent. We’ve got to look at and challenge ourselves now.”
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