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Julian Weigl admits Dortmund was afraid

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Julian Weigl of Borussia Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 06, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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The Borussia Dortmund midfielder believes his team was afraid to take on Bayern Munich, and this contributed on their Der Klassiker fall.

Borussia Dortmund visited the Allianz Arena in yesterday’s German Bundesliga fixture.

The new edition of Der Klassiker was set to be one of the best yet, with both teams fighting for first place and for a chance to lift the German title in the upcoming weeks.

But soon it became hell for the Black and Yellow, who allowed four goals in the first half and one in the second to be defeated 5-0.

And according to for Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, his team was afraid of the Bavarians and it showed on the field.

“We didn’t have the courage required to come here and win,” he was quoted by the club’s official website.

“We were too fearful, we didn’t believe in ourselves and at no point did we really have a sense that we could come away as winners.”

“We still have six weeks that we can get something from, but first we have to come to terms with today, what happened was completely different to how we’d all imagined it,” he continued.

“We have to offer our apologies to the fans, who took it upon themselves to come here and support us throughout, despite the fact it was all over by half-time.”

He added: “The scenario now is far from hopeless, we’re still very much in the title race. We’re focusing on the next match, and we know that there’s still everything to play for.”

“I have no words for today’s match,” teammate Axel Witsel said. “Today we didn’t see the Borussia Dortmund I know. Normally we’re a team that dominates matches.

“That really wasn’t the case today, we were chasing after the ball all day. We have six games ahead of us, and we have to come back fighting, work hard and quickly put today’s defeat behind us.”