Andre Schürrle rescued a point for Dortmund with a thumping late strike.
Andre Schürrle rescued a point for Dortmund with a thumping late strike.

Schürrle: 'We have a fantastic mentality'

He came, he saw… he hammered the ball into the roof of the net and the Signal Iduna Park erupted with joy. On as a substitute, Andre Schürrle was the man of the hour in Borussia Dortmund’s thrilling 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

Afterwards, he praised the team’s performance in a match they felt they really could have won.

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Question: That was a very strong performance and a breathtaking game against the reigning champions. How did you experience it?

André Schürrle: It was a very emotional match, especially at the end. If you score a goal in the dying minutes to rescue a point against an opponent like that, then it is a great feeling. Our aim had been to win the match though but at the end of the day, we can live with a point as we had been behind. But we should have done better with several opportunities during the game.

Question: On Saturday you travel to Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. How will you prepare for that match?

Schürrle: We need to recover first. With so many games at the moment, things take their toll on everyone. You haven’t got time to work on too many things in training. We will watch plenty of video analysis and prepare for the match. And then we will try and play our game in Leverkusen as well and try and threaten going forward. That worked well in the last few weeks and if we stick to our principles, we can be as successful as we have been recently.

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