Per Nilsson had the 1. FC Nürnberg fans on their feet after equalising against Borussia Dortmund
Per Nilsson had the 1. FC Nürnberg fans on their feet after equalising against Borussia Dortmund

Nilsson: "Proved ourselves as worthy opponents"

Nürnberg - 1. FC Nürnberg's Per Nilsson expressed his delight at opening his account for the season and praised his side's character in the 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, the visitors' goalkeeer Roman Weidenfeller gave a frank account of BVB's performance.

1. FC Nürnberg rounds up the post-match reaction from the Grundig Stadion...

Per Nilsson: I was absolutely delighted to score. We proved ourselves as worthy opponents. We were determined to perform with courage and passion. As a result we deserved to take a point. With a little bit of luck we may even have won the game at the end.

Raphael Schäfer: We kept our shape, played with plenty of aggression and created goalscoring chances for ourselves. Despite the fact that we've heard a lot of stories in recent days, we never once doubted our own quality. It was an important point and a big step in the right direction. The next step would be to collect a win in Bremen.

Borussia Dortmund

Roman Weidenfeller: We invested a lot in the game, but couldn't produce the final pass in order to score the all-important goal. Towards the end of the game we were too restless, but we've got to avoid that and keep our concentration better. There were one or two chances that we could have worked more to our advantage. If we had done that then we could have won today. We tried everything possible, we constantly kept playing the ball forward and were almost punished for that in the final minutes. However, we can be happy with a point.

Marvin Duksch: I'm over the moon about the fact I was handed a spot in the starting line-up. It was an incredible feeling. Playing my first ever Bundesliga match from the start and then to complete the full 90 minutes. I still feel like I'm in some sort of trance and can't quite believe it.