bundesliga.com gathered a few post-match impressions from both sides after Saturday's encounter at the Signal Iduna Park.
Robert Lewandowski: It's never easy to play against Freiburg but it was a slightly different situation today. They had a man sent off and we went in 2-0 up at half time, so it was a bit easier for us after the break. As of now, we have to focus on Tuesday's game in the Champions League. (at home to Olympique de Marseille, ed.)
Marco Reus: After the game at Nürnberg a week ago, there was a lot of talk about us losing our ability to dominate games. We've had two games since to be able to demonstrate the opposite quickly. Obviously after playing 120 minutes in the DFB Cup (Dortmund won 2-0 a.e.t at 1860 München on Tuesday, ed.) it was difficult to get into the game today. But we gradually found our rhythm and by the time we went in front, at the latest, we were really running hot. Today's game showed as well that we're never satisfied with a two- or three-goal win. We always want to score one more, that's our basic approach.
Julian Schuster: Obviously that was a pretty unpleasant result in the end today. We were hoping to pick up where we'd left off in the DFB Cup on Wednesday and to an extent we managed that in the first half, even if we couldn't get much going up front [...] unfortunately, we went a man and two goals down just before the break and of course that made it incredibly difficult in the second half.