Sebastian Kehl was disappointed that the team weren't able to create more chances against Schalke. He wasn't the only one to talk to the press in the aftermath of the bitter defeat in the derby: Lucien Favre and Marco Reus also made their views known.

Lucien Favre: ''That's extremely hard to take, above all given the way we played. We started really well, showed a lot of patience and scored a fantastic goal. Then five minutes later it's up to the referee to have a look at a handball. Anyone who applies the handball rule like that doesn't understand football. It's an absolute disgrace.''

Sebastian Kehl: ''We played well in the first half. If we'd managed to hold on to the 1-0 lead then we could well have built on it. Schalke weren't interested in playing football. We're pretty disappointed with ourselves as we didn't manage to create enough chances. Despite dominating possession for long spells, we were never really able to put Schalke under pressure. Playing with nine men in the latter stages of the game was tough. We lost the derby - that's hard to accept. Obviously we had to try and win all of our matches in order to have a shot at realising our dream, but I'm not giving up just yet.'' 

Marco Reus: ''We don't need to talk about whether or not it was a red card. I didn't want to do my opponent any harm, I just arrived a bit late and ended up catching him. If we don't win our matches then it's going to be hard to catch Bayern.''
Transcribed by Christina Reinke