Champions League: Schlotterbeck disappointed: Hope not to fall into a hole

Champions League: Schlotterbeck disappointed: Hope not to fall into a hole

Borussia Dortmund were better than the great Real Madrid for half a game, but didn’t score any goals. National player Schlotterbeck in particular is dejected and speaks openly about the possible consequences.

The manner of the defeat in the Champions League final against Real Madrid is taking its toll on Borussia Dortmund. National player Nico Schlotterbeck in particular says he is still struggling with the bitter 0:2 (0:0) defeat in London against Real Madrid and is now hoping for a mental redress with the national team.

“I hope that I don’t fall into a little hole like that. I’ll try to do my best,” said the 24-year-old. “I’ll get a lot of encouragement from my family. Then I hope that we’ll be successful at the European Championships, so that I’ll have something to celebrate.” The European Football Championships in Germany start in just under two weeks.

Like Schlotterbeck, all Dortmund players were disappointed with the way the game went against the now 15-time winners of the European premier class. “It was an almost perfect game in the first half. It would have been perfect if we had used at least one of our many scoring opportunities,” said Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl.

BVB fails to score – despite superiority

Despite their overwhelming superiority, BVB were unable to do so. Real punished them consistently after the break and secured a lucky victory thanks to goals from Dani Carvajal (74th minute) and Vinicius Junior (83rd minute).

“We were really close. I think we deserved it,” Kehl continued. “The disappointment is very, very big. We will certainly need a few days to process this first.” Coach Edin Terzic was at least able to take something positive out of the game, even if only partially.

“It’s very difficult for me to find the right words because I’m going through a huge emotional chaos right now. One second I’m very proud of the performance I showed. The next second I feel disappointed and empty after the game,” said the 41-year-old after his first Champions League final.

Silent farewell for Reus

For BVB idol Marco Reus, it was a quiet farewell. “Unfortunately, it was his last game for Dortmund today. We couldn’t have wished for anything better than to hold up the trophy with him. He would have deserved it,” said Kehl about the now 35-year-old, who was substituted shortly before the goals were scored and did not want to speak publicly after the game.

The former Dortmund captain wants to continue his career abroad. What will happen to Mats Hummels is still unclear. The defender’s contract is also running out. “We will discuss this in the next few days and then we will make a decision,” announced Kehl.

Source: Stern

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