Captain Mats Hummels (c.) was once again left lamenting bad luck following Borussia Dortmund's fourth straight defeat
Captain Mats Hummels (c.) was once again left lamenting bad luck following Borussia Dortmund's fourth straight defeat

Hummels: 'Everything that can go wrong is going wrong'

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund's profligacy in front of goal came back to haunt them once again on Matchday 9, as Hiroshi Kiyotake's free-kick earned Hannover 96 a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Borussia Dortmund rounds up the post-match reaction from the Signal Iduna Park...

Mats Hummels: It's becoming difficult to find an explanation [for our poor form]. It's no use talking about an undeserved defeat against Hannover, that won't get us anywhere. We had many, many chances to make it 1-0, but we didn't manage to do that. Our opponents then score with their first or second shot at goal. It's a very tough at the moment. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong in the Bundesliga.

Sven Bender: It's a bitter pill to swallow. We've ended up empty-handed again and we don't really know why. We tried everything. We had a good game, even if we didn't play perfectly. But it wasn't enough. The last few minutes can't have been great to watch because we lost focus a little bit, but we've got to keep looking forward.

Marco Reus: We've got to keep a cool head and regroup ahead of our next game.

Hannover 96

Ron Robert-Zieler: I've played here in Dortmund many times, but we've never managed to keep a clean sheet before today. I definitely played my part in us taking home three points today. I think this win will do the whole team a world of good. We've had to cope with a lot in recent weeks and haven't presented ourselves in the best light as a team. We've often come to Dortmund and taken nothing away with us, but every game starts with the scores level and we put in an incredible performance. Overall, it was a fantastic afternoon. To win in Dortmund is something special.

Joselu: Playing against Dortmund is always difficult, but thanks to [Hiroshi] Kiyotake's phenomenal free-kick we've collected three points. I told him before he took it: "Come on Kiyo, put it in just like you do in training". It was a super game, we played superbly and we beat a superb team today. We needed these three points, above all on an emotional level. The win is the perfect pre-cursor to next week, The mentality of the team was spot on today.