"We did not play well in the first half, while Schalke got themselves into space well and created more chances on goal", said Marco Reus to sky after the Ruhr Derby had been lost. The Borussia forward's frustration was clear to see.


"Then the game goes to 1-0 for them and it was obvious that we would have to go for it", continued Reus. From his point of view, his team "found its way into the game" after around 65 minutes had been played. "With a different system we got more width and depth into our play, and could create more chances on goal as a consequence."

"Our performance must be better next week"

After the score had gone to 2-0, it became very difficult of course, even if the game was not completely beyond reach at this stage of the match. Marco Reus was adamant afterwards: "It is clear that we've only got ourselves to blame for the first 65 minutes. We didn't close down the space and we let Schalke play." The next important fixture in the race for a Champions League spot is scheduled for next week already, when Bayer Leverkusen will be in town. They have now overtaken BVB in the table on goal difference thanks to this defeat. "Our performance must be better next week", said Marco Reus looking ahead to the forthcoming encounter.