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I still believe that we can become champions: Roman Burki

DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 27: Daniel Caligiuri of FC Schalke 04 scores his team's first goal from a penalty past Roman Buerki of Borussia Dortmund during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 at Signal Iduna Park on April 27, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper says his team still has the chance to become Bundesliga kings if Bayern fails against Leipzig or Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund is in the second position of the German Bundesliga table with 69 points. The team is just one point behind first-place Bayern Munich but has played one more match than the Bavarians.

But according to the team’s goalkeeper Roman Burki, the team still has a chance to become Bundesliga champions even after falling 4-2 against Schalke in the Revierderby.

“I still believe that we can become champions,” Burki told the Bundesliga website.

“There are still a few games to play. Bayern still has two difficult games against RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt to come. We have to believe in it until the end.”

“The goal from the penalty somehow knocked us off balance,” Burki added.

“But there was still plenty of time to play, it was only 1-1 and we still had all 11 players on the pitch, so I don’t think that the penalty was that crucial.”

“In the first half, we didn’t put enough desire and fire into our play. It was better after the break. We believed that we could still pull the game back, even with only nine players. In the end, it wasn’t enough, because we created too few chances to score. With 11 players we would’ve won this game,” the keeper concluded.