''After we conceded it was as if our game lost all its edge, we were no longer in control and we lost our way.,'' said Marco Reus after the 2-0 defeat in Madrid. Lucien Favre stated that: ''We lost the ball too often, and they were really quick to counter.'' Here are the views on the match.
Lucien Favre: ''Atlético were really, really good in defence and were very dangerous whenever they won the ball back. We lost the ball too often, and they were really quick to counter. We found ourselves in several dangerous situations. In games like this, you have to play with patience, you can't go giving the ball away unnecessarily and you absolutely have to avoid giving the other team counter attacking opportunities. They were really tight and compact. We failed to find those balls between the lines. Today ended in a defeat, it can happen: at the end of the day it's just a game of football.''
Marco Reus: ''The result was clear enough, but in my opinion we shouldn't have lost today as we controlled the first 30 minutes. After we conceded it was as if our game lost all its edge, we were no longer in control and we lost our way. It wasn't our best game, it's our first defeat and it was deserved in the end. We have to play with more control and more focus, if we do so we won't lose games like this. Now we have to pick ourselves up for Saturday, when it all gets underway again.''
Mario Götze: ''We knew it was going to be hard playing away against such a strong opponent . When you come to a place like this it's a completely different ball game. The pass they played for the 1-0 was absolutely perfect. They created an advantage in numbers and we weren't able to close down the space. If we'd managed to score in the 65th minute then maybe the game would have turned out differently. We're not accustomed to losing at the moment. It's a really full on week what with Atlético and Bayern. As much as we would have loved to have got points on the board here, we can be proud of everything we've achieved up till now. We win and we lose together. Saturday is a whole new match.''
Transcribed by Timo Lammert