Reus: 'It wasn't quite the performance we'd hoped for'
Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund may have been left frustrated following their 0-0 draw with 1. FC Köln, but Marco Reus and Roman Weidenfeller were unwilling to begrudge the battling Billy Goats a point.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction...
Marco Reus: "We could have done a lot better today. Köln did well, but I don't think our movement was good enough in the first half. We didn't take our chances but it was a really tough game. A lot of it depended on us, but we weren't mobile enough and didn't create enough opportunities in front of goal. Obviously, I'm a bit disappointed with my own display. Like I said, it wasn't quite the performance we'd hoped for, but when you don't have many chances, you're not going to score many goals. We have to keep the ball better in front of goal." Roman Weidenfeller: "Obviously, we're not happy. We wanted to take more from this game, particularly because it was at home. We now want to qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League in midweek and then win again in the Bundesliga next weekend. We lacked a bit of penetration. It's nothing to do with being fresh or our attitude, Köln defended well and countered dangerously. They didn't let us play our way. I think we just needed to put the ball in the net at the right time. It would have been a setback if we'd conceded late, but that didn't happen because we defended well and did our jobs."
1. FC Köln
Timo Horn: "Things went according to plan today. We wanted to take something from the game. Obviously, it was an amazing result when we played each other earlier in the season, but you saw today that BVB have rediscovered their strengths. At the end, they put us under a lot of pressure. We fought really well and for that reason I think we deserved the point. We knew that Dortmund would come out after half time much more aggressively, that their coach would really get them going. They probably weren't happy with the first half because we made it very tight and gave them little space, which made life difficult for them. They didn't have many chances and perhaps we even could have taken something more. For us, it's all about staying up and for me, it's about keeping clean sheets." Anthony Ujah: "It was a vital point for us. We were tactically prepared. We knew Dortmund are a really good team, a Champions League team, but we knew if we could get to half-time without conceding, that would put them under pressure in the second half. I don't really have a target for goals - my main aim is to help the team stay in the Bundesliga. I've scored ten in every season I've been in Cologne, though, and I'm on nine now..."