“The manner of defeat bothers me”
Eintracht knew all about Dortmund’s attacking prowess going into Friday’s game, but the Eagles’ defensive shortcomings in Friday’s 4-0 loss came as a surprise to Adi Hütter and his players.
Board member Fredi Bobic: “We had a very poor pass completion rate today. The inaccuracies and sloppiness in our play ruined the game for us. That shouldn’t happen, but it did. We now need to learn from it and make sure we do better.”
Head coach Adi Hütter: “Congratulations to Lucien Favre and Borussia Dortmund on a deserved win. They were a class apart today over the 90 minutes. We didn’t get close to reaching the performance levels that have set us apart in recent weeks. We didn’t cause any problems in attack when we had the ball. The number of attempts tells its own story.
“BVB gave the ball away easily a few times at the start, but we weren’t able to capitalise because we also made uncharacteristic errors in possession. We deserved to lose, even by such a high margin. You can lose in Dortmund, but the manner of defeat bothers me. I’m sure we’ll give a different account of ourselves in front of a capacity crowd on Thursday [in the Europa League].”
Timothy Chandler: “Dortmund weren’t better than us in the first half but still managed to get the goal. We weren’t brave enough and fell apart in the end. By putting on a second striker we wanted to try and hold the ball up in attack in order to push players forward. We couldn’t do that at all, unfortunately. We also fell 2-0 down very early in the second half, which obviously made things incredibly difficult.”