"We made our own lives very difficult with the sending-off," said Mats Hummels after the final whistle of the game away to Borussia Mönchengladbach. "The match naturally became extremely difficult as a result."
In addition, "we were missing two central elements of our game in Erling and Marco," explained the 32-year-old centre-back, who won 70% of his duels today and was by far the strongest-performing Dortmund player in the challenges. Hummels added: "We were also missing other players in attacking positions. We lacked penetration at times. Nonetheless, we could've done better. It was a 50-50 game until the sending-off. We worked quite well defensively and showed willpower in the second half, but we didn't deliver in the decisive moments." (tl)