Read what Dortmund coach had to say at the news conference after his team lost 3-1 against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
How do you see Sergio Ramo’s handball in the first half and is this an argument to introduce VAR in the Champions League?
Peter Bosz: “We deserved to lose today. We played against a very good team today, that was for everyone to see. Dortmund wasn’t on that level, which is why I use [Sergio Ramos’ handball] as an excuse. True, it was still scoreless and it was a clear handball but I have to admit that Real were the better team today. I think a video referee would have awarded a penalty.”
Your defence was overrun several times by Real’s quick attackers. Do you think the high line is too risky in big matches and do think about adjusting your approach for the future?
Bosz: “It’s important that if you play like we want to play, that you put pressure on your opponent in the right way. That’s not a problem of the backline but a problem of the entire team. If forwards and midfielders don’t press well enough then it’s tough for the defenders. I will take a closer look when I rewatch the match tomorrow but for me, that’s never just an issue with the backline.”
After two defeats in the Champions League, how high are your hopes to still reach the round of 16?
Bosz: “There are still four games left and we will try to win all four, which won’t be easy. First, we have to beat APOEL twice. It’s important that we win those [two] games and then we’ll have to see how Real and Spurs played. Of course, when two teams have six points and we have none, it’s a big difference.”