Matthias Ginter (l.) has scored in both league games against Schalke this season. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski
Matthias Ginter (l.) has scored in both league games against Schalke this season. - © © gettyimages / Dennis Grombkowski

BVB's Ginter: 'Bayern can't celebrate title just yet'

Borussia Dortmund may have dropped seven points behind FC Bayern München at the top of the Bundesliga after their 2-2 draw at FC Schalke 04 on Sunday, but BVB's Matthias Ginter says the Bavarians dare not think a fourth league title is already in the bag.

FC Schalke 04 2-2 Borussia Dortmund

Goals:0-1 Kagawa (49'), 1-1 Sane (51'), 1-2 Ginter (56'), 2-2 Huntelaar (pen. 66')

Matthias Ginter (Dortmund defender): "My last goal was against Schalke too [laughs]. It was a strange goal but I was glad to see it go in. It's two points dropped but Bayern can't celebrate yet. We've shown all season how hungry we are."

Nuri Sahin (Dortmund midfielder): "It was a pretty good game from us actually and we kept having phases when we left Schalke little room for manoeuvre. At the same time, there were pretty average moments when we struggled with our pass accuracy in particular. It became a spectacular game after the break – we took the lead twice and they equalise twice. We wanted to be there if Bayern ever slipped up, but now we're seven points behind unfortunately."

Roman Bürki (Dortmund goalkeeper): "This is a pretty frustrating draw because we took the lead twice and each time they hit straight back. We should have been more decisive in defence, but in the end we should also have scored a third goal. The title race was no longer in our hands before the game, and now it's slipped even further away. Of course that's annoying, but we still want to win all of our games."

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Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke striker): "It was a good game with lots of tackles, and we're obviously happy to have got a positive result. I'd missed a few penalties recently but I was confident and thankfully this one went in. The coach prepared us well for the game today. There are things we can do better but this result gives us confidence."

Ralf Fährmann (Schalke goalkeeper): "We were disappointed after the Ingolstadt game and we showed a good reaction today. We did well and a draw is a good result. It's a derby game and it was a brutal fight but fought in the right way. We have Bayern away next which is always the toughest game of the season, so we need to be focused."

Sascha Riether (Schalke midfielder): "We wanted to show a reaction after our performance in Ingolstadt and I think you could see that. Not everything we tried worked, but we showed what the fans wanted to see. We gave it everything and wanted to make it as hard as possible for Dortmund, and we did that. That's why a draw's a fair result. Of course we can play better than this, and we know it, but we knew that was not the priority against Dortmund."