"We didn’t play well. We gave away too many gifts to the opponent. We were not present in winning the ball," said Lucien Favre at the press conference following the home defeat to Hoffenheim.

"If a player isn’t putting in 100 percent, it’s tough for the other players. That wasn't enough today. We also need to be more patient and not forget to defend together," Favre said. "We've had to make a few changes and played with a very young team. Hoffenheim had a clear goal in mind today and you could see they were very present. There wasn't enough from our team today."

However, the summary of a whole season cannot be put into question by this one game. "We have to forget this pretty quickly. We reached our goal a week ago in Leipzig, where we played a good game. That was very important. We played a good season!" (tl)

BVB-TV: Press conference after TSG 1899 Hoffenheim