FC Schalke 04's teenage prodigy Leroy Sane was bitterly disappointed to have lost his first Revierderby after the Royal Blues succumbed 3-2 to Borussia Dortmund in Sunday's nail-biting encounter.
Leroy Sane (Schalke forward):"I'm very disappointed, because we really played well. We certainly deserved a point. We made life very difficult for Dortmund, particularly in the first half. The team gave everything, and was determined to take something away from Dortmund. I would have liked to have won my first derby. It's very disappointing that it didn't work out. We really got stuck into our challenges, and battled back after going behind. We now have to get the derby out of our systems, go into the international break and then go forward once again."
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke forward): "We played well, we did everything we had to. We made it 1-1 at a good point, but it wasn't enough in the end. It's a shame as we played well. We deserved three goals and we got two. Sometimes mistakes happen in a game, it's normal. We were aiming for a good result and to impose our style."
Andre Breitenreiter (Schalke coach): “I'm pleased with my side's performance. Both teams were excellent and there were several outstanding individual performances. We just conceded at the wrong moments. They used their chances better than us. Dortmund have a lot of quality, particularly in possession. But our aim was to make it tough for them, be well organized, sit deep and impress going forward. It's important that we showed plenty of character today and we definitely could have equalised when it went to 3-2."