Tuchel: “Professional. Unspectacular, but effective!”
According to Neven Subotic, the football match in Darmstadt was comparable to a wrestling match. BVB Manager Thomas Tuchel was nonetheless satisfied with the 2-0 victory.
Dirk Schuster (SV Darmstadt): "We made it difficult for our opposition tonight for a very long time. We played well in the first half, but we went behind due to the individual quality of the Dortmund players. Prior to that we had an excellent opportunity to go 1-0 up. We sold ourselves dear tonight. If we had got one back, it would have made for a much more tense game. Overall I am happy with our performance despite losing."
Neven Subotic: "It didn’t feel like a game of football. Balls were just hoofed forward. It was an uncomfortable game, more a wrestling-match within a match."
Thomas Tuchel: "The best thing a Dortmund player can do when he comes to Darmstadt is to deliver a professional performance. Unspectacular, but effective. We did that tonight." (fu)