Anthony Modeste and Jude Bellingham (l-r.) celebrate after Borussia Dortmund fought back to draw with Bayern Munich. - © DFL
Anthony Modeste and Jude Bellingham (l-r.) celebrate after Borussia Dortmund fought back to draw with Bayern Munich. - © DFL

Jude Bellingham on Borussia Dortmund's draw with Bayern Munich: "It feels more like a win"


Jude Bellingham praised Borussia Dortmund's collective fighting spirit, and had words for Jamal Musiala, after BVB came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Bayern Munich. rounds up the reaction to one of the most dramatic Klassikers in living memory...

Borussia Dortmund

Jude Bellingham (midfielder): "I haven’t really got words for it to be honest. They’ve come here for like the last eight games, and beaten us. We haven’t got the three points, but the bigger picture is the vibe and the energy that the draw gives off, and the way we got back into the game. That’s the important takeaway, and that’s why it maybe feels like a win. It sets us up so well for the next games. The atmosphere in the changing room’s gonna be brilliant, but now it’s up to us to take it into the next games..

On playing against Jamal Musiala: "I talked to him actually because he’s done me over there, and he’s rolled around, and he’s got me a yellow card. I was just saying to him that it wasn’t a foul, and we had a little bit of joke about it. It’s always good to see him."

Watch: Jude Bellingham on his reunion with Jamal Musiala

Niklas Süle (defender): "An amazing moment for us and for him [Modeste] personally as well. A huge moment here. He hasn’t had things easy. I’ve know Tony a long time. He’s a top striker, a top guy. I’m delighted for him."

Edin Terzic (head coach): "In the spell that Tony’s [Modeste] had, where people are talking about how often he hasn’t scored, to lay the ball off like that for the goal to get us back in it, huge respect to Tony for that. It’s what we spoke about yesterday as a team. We want to defend as a team, we want to score goals as a team. There’s nothing nicer as a coach when you see the whole team celebrating a goal like that because everyone’s involved. And the second goal, amazing [assist] from Nico Schlotterbeck. Amazing."

Bayern Munich

Julian Nagelsmann (head coach): "The teams were well matched. We were a little better in the second half, but Dortmund had some decent passages. At the end of the day, it's a fair result. We had two or three chances to put the game to bed. After that, we didn't defend well for their first goal. Then Dortmund threw everything forward. For the equaliser, we had to put more pressure on [Nico] Schlotterbeck. If we'd done that, they wouldn't have scored. Obviously it's tough to take because they equalised so late, but it's not completely undeserved."

Watch: Julian Nagelsmann's take on the Dortmund draw

Manuel Neuer (goalkeeper): "It's down to us today. We should have put it to bed with the third goal. We had enough chances, but we didn't make the right decisions. Perhaps we lacked a bit of composure and focus. Mistakes happen in football, but perhaps there've been too many of those lately."

Matthijs de Ligt (defender): "We lost two points here because if you're ahead in the 94th minute and they make it 2-2, you lose two points. I think in general, today, it was not the best game for us, especially in the first half - we didn't play so well. Second half, I think we had more control, some chances and made it 2-0. Then they make it 2-1 out of nothing. This was may be the turning point because then Dortmund started to press more and they believe in a draw. In the end, they got it."

Watch: Matthijs de Ligt bemoans two dropped points

Leon Goretzka (midfielder): "We had enough second-half chances that we didn't take. When that happens, you have to defend until the very end, which we didn't do. A 2-0 lead is always dangerous. We weren't playing against any old team. It's annoying, we're not happy. We played well today, but weren't clinical enough. There's been too much of that recently."