Dortmund players angry about the tie

DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Axel Witsel of Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Signal Iduna Park on February 09, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
DORTMUND, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 09: Axel Witsel of Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Signal Iduna Park on February 09, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

For the team’s players, the game should have been a victory, and they are angry about conceding three goals.

Borussia Dortmund had a 3-0 advantage up to the 75th minute against Hoffenheim today in the German Bundesliga.

But a quick reaction by Hoffenheim, game them one point after drawing 3-3 in today’s match.

“It’s very, very annoying. I think we started the game well, totally dominating the opening half and didn’t allow a single chance on goal,” midfielder Julian Weigl told the club’s official website.

“We were always dangerous going forward. After the break, as Hoffenheim made some changes by bringing on another striker and began to put us under serious pressure, we scored a third goal which was vital.”

“However, we still didn’t play with enough freedom, hardly enjoyed any possession and only used the long ball,” he commented.

“We conceded from set-plays which we had prepared for, that is so annoying. We have to learn from this, we cannot afford this to happen again.”

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“We played very well for long spells, we’re leading 3-0 and have the chance to make it 4-0 – that has to be enough at home even against a very good team like Hoffenheim,” Mario Götze continued.

“It’s really bitter to not see the game out. We have to be more solid and efficient. However, I see many positives.”

“It actually was going well until we started making mistakes. It’s difficult to explain and it feels like a defeat. We have to improve and hang in there,” Raphael Guerreiro concluded.