Youssoufa Moukoko was all smiles after scoring his seventh - and arguably most important - Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Youssoufa Moukoko was all smiles after scoring his seventh - and arguably most important - Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund. - © Lukas Schulze/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko: "I won't be able to sleep!"


After Youssoufa Moukoko decided the Revierderby for Borussia Dortmund against Schalke on Matchday 7, we hear from key members of both camps for their thoughts on the game.

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Youssoufa Moukoko (forward)

"We needed a little bit of luck and at the end we won 1-0. We really wanted to reach 15 points today and now we can go into the two-week international break with a sense of calm and use it to work on our weaknesses so that we're ready to go again. I’d dreamed of [scoring]. Even at youth level, I’d dreamed of scoring here one day. I hadn’t dreamed of scoring a header, but I’m happy to take it. I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep today.

"We’ve beaten Schalke and we’re happy to have the three points. I could see that the defender had moved back a bit and so I had a bit more room, and I’d been working on that that during the week in training and I’m delighted that it worked out in the end. It’s very special. I’m happy with every opportunity I get, be it from the start or off the bench. I’d love to start more, but I’m not putting myself under any pressure  and there’s still a lot more to come."

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Gio Reyna (midfielder)

"All credit to Youssoufa. He was called upon off the bench and he did a great job today. Not only him but all the guys coming off the bench. It was a really intense game so we knew we were going to make all the subs. It really impacted the game. And obviously Youssoufa with the goal was great. It was an awesome moment for him. It's amazing. We had a tough week with two losses. We knew how important this one was for the fans, for the club and for ourselves. The only result we wanted today was three points and it felt good with everyone here in the stadium. It was a great day."

Mats Hummels (defender)

"A derby is always something special, but even more so now after the coronavirus-enforced break. The last derby with fans present was three years ago, so everyone was looking forward to this. The atmosphere here in the stadium and all around was great. There were plenty of wide-eyed players in our team, myself included."

Edin Terzic (head coach)

"We played really well. We were very aggressive, very intensive and very clear in what we were doing. We didn't create many goalscoring chances in the first half but we got into the final third really well. We knew it would be a passionate and emotionally charged occasion today. We accepted that. Three points were at stake and they're the sweetest points we can win in a season."


Maya Yoshida (defender)

"We didn't get any points but we did very well with a very strict defensive plan. In the last 10 minutes it was always going to be difficult when it's 0-0 against this kind of team, away in this kind of atmosphere. It was a bit difficult but I think we played a very good game. I feel really positive. Of course the goal we conceded was from the guy I was marking so I'm very disappointed personally, but overall it's very positive still."

Alexander Schwolow (goalkeeper)

"It's a very frustrating result. I was having a good game and was able to help the team a lot in the situations when they needed me. It was a good team performance and we kept Dortmund's strength in attack at bay as well as it's possible to. We were a bit too passive in the second half and allowed ourselves to be pinned back too much."

Watch: Highlights of Dortmund's win

Frank Kramer (head coach)

"We fought well in an intensive game. In the first half we had periods when we were able to move Dortmund around a bit with the ball. We defended with a great deal of bite and focus and we didn't allow them many chances. The pressure grew as the match wore on, that's not something you can prevent happening completely. We were a bit too sloppy on the ball and couldn't hurt them going forward."