With a 1: 3 at Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund bid farewell to the Champions League. A bitter evening that also marked captain Marco Reus.
Called the end of Dortmund in Lisbon “completely unnecessary”: Marco Reus. AFP via Getty Images
After the match, the Dortmund team disappeared into the locker room to pull themselves together and let the first disappointment set in. Captain Marco Reus was the first to approach DAZN’s microphone and said after the 1: 3 at Sporting Lisbon: “We are discussing the same mistakes that we make more often during the season. At one point, it’s hard to come back and again. We were even outnumbered that playing better than Sporting with eleven men. They did nothing for the game and won 3-1, it’s hard to accept today .
BVB didn’t play their best game, “but we had it under control until 0-1. It was totally unnecessary today, in a game like this, of course it’s bitter. ”
In fact, control of the game was initially with Borussia, but then Nico Schulz made a serious mistake which led to a 0: 1. “We barely allowed anything, we played well. The 1-0 draw is too easy in our form. It’s too easy to score goals against us in this game where we know what’s at stake.” coach Marco Rose said, while Reus said: “We don’t need to nominate individuals now, we didn’t bring him to the pitch as a collective today. The sport was completely unsure on the pitch, and we bring them into the game. Then they also do it 2-0, the spectators join us. We went out, that’s the bitter truth. ”
It is a turning point.
At the end of the night, Borussia will be out of the Champions League, and in the new year, black and yellow will debut in the Europa League. “We have to work in the coming weeks to be more uncompromising and more consistent,” demanded Rose, who openly admitted: “The clear objective was to still be in the three competitions in the new year, the Champions League is now over, it’s a turning point. ”
Three losses in a row
With three consecutive defeats, the Dortmund team were eliminated from the premier class. Consistency is simply lacking at Borussia. “We have too many ups and downs in a very short time,” said Reus, “we have a phase where we are stable, then something like today or in Amsterdam (defeat 0: 4, editor’s note). Our development because we just don’t learn. You can’t lose three games in a row in the Champions League, so you don’t deserve to progress. ”
This disappointment must now be wiped out of your clothes quickly, as the Bundesliga in Wolfsburg continues on Saturday (3.30pm).