A quick reflex saw him turn Benedikt Höwedes's bullet header over, but Roman Bürki could do nothing to keep Thilo Kehrer's well placed shot out in the 77th minute of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Schalke in the 150th Revierderby.

The 26-year-old Swiss custodian spoke of "two points lost" as he met the media after the final whistle in Gelsenkirchen...

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Question: Roman Bürki, is just a point from the derby here with Schalke too little for Dortmund, do you think?

Roman Bürki: I think you can say that, yes. If you look at how the game went, we took the lead, then had great chances to make it 2-0 and we could have created even more chances with a bit better build-up play. That just allowed Schalke to believe that they could still get something out of the game, and then it happened. For me, it feels like two points lost.

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Question: It was also an unfortunate situation for Dortmund since Schalke's goal came while Marcel Schmelzer was off the field getting treatment and you were down to ten men... 

Bürki: Yes, there's that too, of course, but I think we were focusing too much on just one player in that moment and we lost track of Thilo Kehrer, who was pretty much left to his own devices to shoot. It was certainly an unfortunate goal.

Question: How was it for you, as the goalkeeper, to watch on from a distance as your teammates missed so many chances? Do you start to lose belief yourself?

Bürki: No, not at all. We've got so much quality in our attack, and I always say that the most difficult part of football can be scoring goals. It was no different in this game against Schalke. I'm glad that Auba got one and hopefully he'll get another in our next game. It was just a pity in the end that we couldn't get that second goal straight after our first, but I've got no fears about our attack losing its sharpness.

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There was little the Dortmund keeper could do to keep out Kehrer's pinpoint shot. © imago / jan huebner

Question: What did you make of the chance just after the opening goal when Aubameyang and Dembele are two against one with Fährmann, yet they don't score?

Bürki: In terms of the quality of the attempted pass from Aubameyang to Dembele, it just wasn't strong enough. I would possibly have preferred Aubameyang to have been a bit more selfish too and try to go round the keeper, but it's always easy to say that in hindsight. Like I said, we've just got to be happy that Auba scored again.

"We just needed to score another goal, that was it. Then the game would have been over." - Roman Bürki

Question: In the end, the game could have turned around completely with Schalke gaining the upper hand. How do you explain that?

Bürki: Their equaliser gave them a big boost. They were playing towards their fans in the second half and that also gave them an additional lift. We know all about that from our own home games. There was a lot of emotion in the game towards the end and Schalke were able to build up some momentum.

Question: Were Dortmund lacking that little bit extra; that final bit of determination?

Bürki: I wouldn't doubt our mentality, effort and determination at all. We played a good game and we fought hard, winning a lot of tackles and also making life hard for our opponents. Up to the equaliser, we were clearly dominating the game. We just needed to score another goal, that was it. Then the game would have been over, but it remained tight.

Shinji Kagawa (l.) fights for the ball, proving Bürki's claim that determination had not been lacking for Dortmund. © gettyimages / 464751908

Question: Leipzig and Hoffenheim both won their games, which means you've dropped to fourth with this draw. Does that concern you?

Bürki: For me personally, that doesn't say much. We're up against Hamburg on Tuesday and that's another chance for us to get three points, and then the league table could look entirely different. Our aim remains to qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League.

Dietmar Nolte reporting from Gelsenkirchen

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