"Overall, I'm annoyed by the way the defeat came about," said Marco Rose after the 3-1 loss to Ajax. "We played a good game when we had equal numbers."
"If you have to play against Ajax for more than 60 minutes in the Champions League with a player fewer, then it's going to be difficult. But we still played outstandingly for a long time. The lads got stuck in. We played a good game with equal numbers. This was a very experienced referee. There is the option to have his initial conclusion checked by people who are sitting in the warm. When they in fact do that and then decide that the card was justified in the circumstances, then I'm sorry but something is wrong in football. For us, that was as bitter as can be. We scored the goal for 1-0 and battled. At some point we did not defend two crosses and lost the match. We could've obviously defended those better." (tl)