Sebastian Kehl, Edin Terzic, Emre Can, Niclas Füllkrug and Marius Wolf all spoke to the press after the UEFA Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain. Here are the reactions to the game.
Sebastian Kehl (on Prime): "We didn't play well. We were too passive in many phases in the first half. We weren't brave enough and were too sloppy. In the second half, we had phases of possession, especially after going 2-0 down. But it was too untidy for me here and there. We need more clarity. I would have liked the referee to have looked at the penalty again."
Edin Terzic (at the press conference): "You can put it nicely and say: we had too much respect. Or you can say that we simply weren't brave enough. We wanted to jump out of positions much more courageously and put the opposition under pressure much earlier and much more aggressively. We lost the ball a lot unnecessarily. When you've won the ball but give it away after three seconds, it makes things even more difficult. We had a pass completion rate of 63 percent in the first half – almost every second pass missed the mark. And then you have to defend a lot and then it becomes difficult to keep your head."
Marius Wolf (on BVB-TV): "The first half was completely fine from a defensive point of view. We didn't allow them any clear chances. Going forward, however, we gave away too many balls too easily and didn't find the spaces. They were there. We could have been far better on the counter. The fact that the penalty led to the first goal for PSG was a bitter pill to swallow."
Emre Can (on Prime): We were chasing after the ball a lot. We did defend well in the first half, but lost the ball too quickly after we won it. We had chances to play the final ball, but we weren't accurate enough. We can play better football. We can move the ball around better
Niclas Füllkrug (on Prime): "It got a little better in the second half, but we weren't consistent in many situations. We didn't do everything the way we wanted to."