Michael Zorc would have liked to return home with a win in the bag. Nonetheless, Borussia Dortmund's Sporting Director was not completely dissatisfied with the 1-1 draw away at Leverkusen. He was more upset with the loss of two players than the two points that were spurned.
After Mario Götze had been seriously injured a week ago in the game against Schalke 04, and who will now be out until the beginning of the second half of the season, two more Borussia players were on the receiving end today in Leverkusen. More precise diagnoses will only be forthcoming on Monday, but Michael Zorc expressed his serious concern after the match in Leverkusen: "Both of the boys will likely be out for a long time now." Maximilian Philipp is presumed to have a "serious knee injury", while Gonzalo Castro might have "torn a ligament".
"Ultimately we have to live with the point", opined Zorc, who added: "But we performed much better today, especially in the second half when we had a man more than them." He said of the team: "The mentality and character shown were good. We fell behind again, but this time we came back and even had a chance to nick it at the end."
Zorc's conclusion: "We want to turn things around. We would have liked to have won all three points today to kick start that process." Here it was a single point against a team that are unbeaten in nine games. Not bad, all things considered. (br)