Bundesliga title favorites talk about their chances

DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Axel Witsel of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 10, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Axel Witsel of Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on November 10, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich were tipped off as favorites to win the German Bundesliga at the end of the season.

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich are the favorites to win the German Bundesliga this season.

At least that was what many experts said before the start of the 2018-2019 season.

Now Dortmund has a seven-point lead over the Bavarians with just 14 games left to play.

“We still have 14 games and a lot can happen in that time,” said Bayern’s coach Niko Kovac to the league’s official website after his team lost against Bayer Leverkusen today.

“We’ve now lost a game having won seven in a row in the Bundesliga. It’s frustrating, but we now just need to ensure that we go on a new run.”

“We don’t get any points by talking anyway, so it doesn’t matter what I say. What were we missing? Good question,” Bayern’s forward Thomas Müller wasn’t very happy to answer.

“Of course we look at the other results after the game. We can’t leave here completely satisfied because we would’ve like to have won the game,” Marco Reus, Dortmund’s captain commented.

“There were periods in the second half, and at times in the first half, where we made a few mistakes. We’ll have to work on this.”

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“We’re not satisfied. We look at each other and we all know we’d have liked to have won here,” Dortmund’s goalkeeper Roman Bürki said.

“Then it would have been a top weekend. Although Bayern losing is a consolation, we’d rather have won.”

“Obviously we came here trying to win, but you can’t win every game and unfortunately we got a draw today,” Borussia winger Jadon Sancho commented.

“It’s still good and we still got a point. We just need to keep working hard and the next game, we’ll come back.”