Borussia Dortmund won on Matchday 15 of the 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign on Saturday, 2-1, against VfL Wolfsburg.
Here’s what the head coach, sporting director and players had to say after the game (sources: bundesliga.com, bvb.de,derwesten.de).
Thomas Tuchel: It’s an incredible result. We knew we’d need a top performance, especially given all of the players we’re missing. We produced the goods and in the end we showed a very special mentality. We’re very happy.”
Tuchel (on the crazy finish): “It was hugely disappointing to concede a penalty just before the end, even if an equaliser had been coming and Wolfsburg deserved it. Strangely enough though, I immediately felt that we played with greater poise after that and in the last three minutes we played the way we did in the first 35.”
Tuchel (on what the win means): “We know how important and how difficult it was to win here today. We see it as a sign of progress that we have managed to pick up so many points this season, but that does not mean we are no longer obliged to keep our feet on the ground and to take the next steps on Thursday and on Sunday in our next two home games.”
Michael Zorc: “We started very well, the first 35 minutes were among our best this season. But then our game faltered. Wolfsburg got better. We defended well, luck was on our side as well, but then we concede that penalty at the end. And suddenly we start playing proper football again and finish that move brilliantly with Miki and Shinji. That was a big win today.”
Sven Bender: “It was extremely disappointing to concede such a late penalty. Although Wolfsburg did deserve a goal, the timing of it hurt. But I thought it was outstanding how we came back after that. In the second half we really struggled at times and Wolfsburg were extremely strong. But for our last attack of the match to go like that is fantastic. It feels absolutely incredible.”
Bender (on his new position): “When you have played in defensive midfield for years, it is not going to be your preferred position. But as I’ve said before, given the way we currently play football at BVB, this position suits me. I feel more comfortable all the time, though I still like playing in defensive midfield too.”
JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA — Mats Hummels (@matshummels) December 5, 2015
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