The Schalke and Borussia Dortmund stars had plenty to say after the two sides contested a thrilling 2-2 Revierderby draw. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts of some of those involved...
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Maya Yoshida (captain): "Unfortunately, we conceded two goals. They have quality, and they have a good squad though, so I think one point is fair enough. Our home games are special, and I think we are making the Bundesliga more interesting and more exciting, so I'm really happy about that."
Watch: Yoshida: "A point is fair"
Marius Bülter (striker): "It feels great to come back twice from being down. The fans made for an incredible atmosphere and really gave us a push. We also had the confidence that we have made for ourselves. We have the belief that we can always come back, and you saw that today. It was a great feeling scoring in the derby. It's a very special goal for me. It wasn't the greatest goal ever, as it was pretty much a tap-in. At half-time we wanted to create more pressure going forward and win loose balls. We wanted to play more cleanly in attack and keep believing. We could have taken the lead in the first half with Rodrigo Zalazar, and we went into the second half feeling confident."
Kenan Karaman (striker): "It was a very emotional game. I wanted to change things a bit when coming on. We had the fans behind us, they pushed us forwards, and thankfully we made it 2-2. It feels incredible for us. For my goal, the ball seemed to hover forever in the air, but I got a good connection to it. It was my first goal for Schalke, and it came in the derby. That can make you pretty popular around here. It was a very special moment for me. Every point is important in the battle to avoid relegation. We won't go down, as we have an immense feeling of togetherness in the dressing room."
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Thomas Reis (head coach): "Dortmund dominated the play. Coming back like that is something you have to enjoy though. We are pleased that we are still in the race. We can go back home and be happy with a 2-2 draw like that."
Nico Schlotterbeck (defender):"I wanted to help my team with my goal, but it wasn't enough in the end, which is frustrating. I had another chance in stoppage time along with Mahmoud [Dahoud] and if either of us had scored that, we would have been celebrating now as winners. I have a bit of an urge to get involved in the final third, but it wasn't enough today."
Watch: Schlotterbeck: "It's frustrating"
Julian Ryerson (defender): "I'm disappointed. You can see who is happy here, you can hear it. I think we could have come away with the three points, but it was sloppy from us. We conceded two goals, but we still had enough chances to win the game. In the end, we're very disappointed."
Edin Terzic (head coach): "We played some really good stuff in the first half - we dominated and created a lot of chances. In the second half, we opened the door for them again. We lost a lot of stupid balls and allowed them to attack us on transitions. We had the lead twice but let them back in by losing sloppy balls and not stopping crosses. That's how they came back into the game."
Watch: Terzic: "We opened the door for them"
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