Andre Schürrle was delighted with Borussia Dortmund's gargantuan efforts against FC Bayern München on Matchday 11. - © © gettyimages / Grimm
Andre Schürrle was delighted with Borussia Dortmund's gargantuan efforts against FC Bayern München on Matchday 11. - © © gettyimages / Grimm
Bundesliga

Dortmund's Andre Schürrle: 'We played like real men in Der Klassiker'

The 95th Klassiker of the Bundesliga era could not have gone much better for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Andre Schürrle.

Making his first Bundesliga start since Matchday 2 following injury, the 26-year-old played his part in a memorable 1-0 win over defending champions FC Bayern München that gives BVB's title aspirations a timely boost with only five matches to go until the winter break.

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Question: Andre Schürrle, how does it feel to get the better of Bayern in front of your own fans again?

Andre Schürrle: Really good! Looking at the table, it's a massive win for us. Everything's looking good for us again. Now we've really got to go full throttle so that we pick up as many points as possible between now and the winter break.

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Question: Are wins against Bayern particularly special?

Schürrle: Absolutely! Even though we're Borussia Dortmund and we set out to win, a win like this is really special - especially as not many thought we could do it, given our current situation. So a win like this does us the world of good.

Question: You're only three points behind Bayern now, and six behind leaders RB Leipzig. How open is the title race?

Schürrle: We shouldn't pay too much attention to the table. We have to focus on our upcoming games. We have to make sure we find our flow again and let the ball do the talking. If we do that, I'm sure we'll string a good run together between now and the winter break.

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Question: You beat Legia 6-0 in the reverse fixture. Do you expect a similar result on Tuesday?

Schürrle: You've all seen the progress Legia have made. They played really well at home to Real Madrid last time out. It's never easy in the Champions League, and it wasn't in the reverse fixture; we just did a very good job. If we play well with the ball, I'm confident we'll be celebrating another win with our fans on Tuesday.

Dietmar Nolte reporting from Dortmund

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