Manchester - There are certainly far less demanding assignments for a full back than going up against the world-class likes of Sergio Agüero, Edin Dzeko, David Silva and Samir Nasri. Borussia Dortmund's did just that in Wednesday evening's UEFA Champions League Group C game at Manchester City - and emerged with flying colours.

The 27-year-old Polish international put in another tireless shift on the right-hand side of BVB's back four, regularly surging forward in support as the German champions went on the offensive against their English counterparts.

The match ended in frustration for Dortmund, however, as City snatched a share of the spoils courtesy of a late penalty. Talking with afterwards, Piszczek expressed disappointment with the outcome, but acknowledged that, "We're playing in a very difficult group, where every point counts. So we've got to be pleased." Lukasz Piszczek, Borussia Dortmund at times outplayed Manchester City in their own back yard. In the end though, the hosts were able to salvage a flattering 1-1 draw. Can you be at all happy about that?

Lukasz Piszczek: It would be fair to say that this was two points dropped. We had so many chances to score, apart from the one we got. Unfortunately it wasn't enough. City had their fair share of scoring opportunities as well of course, but overall we had more of the game. Were Manchester City as tough an opponent as you expected?

Piszczek: Yes, but we executed our game plan very well. We gave them very little space and relatively few chances on goal. They obviously have incredible quality up front, but we were more focused throughout. Unfortunately a penalty cost us the win in the end. That's just how it goes sometimes in fooball. Are you a slightly despondent, given the number of chances the Dortmund frontmen failed to put away?

Piszczek: Not at all. If I make a mistake at the back, it's a lot worse. We play as a team and know that if we miss one chance, we're capable of quickly carving out another. We have that self-belief. Four points from two matches. Compared to last season you're in a much better position in your group.

Piszczek: It would've been better to have six points right now. We're playing in a very difficult group though, where every point counts. So we've got to be pleased. Your teammate has said that on current form, BVB can beat any team in the world. Does that include Real Madrid in your next group match?

Piszczek:(laughs) That must be the case if Mats said it. Well, every game starts at 0-0. We're strong in front of our own fans and I hope we'll be able to prove that against Real. First up this weekend though is a Bundesliga assignment at Hannover 96. Will you be heading there with confidence after this evening's match?

Piszczek: Of course. We don't have much time to dwell on what happened here. Hannover are a strong team, that we know. But we'll be well prepared for them, and do everything we can to take all three points back to Dortmund. There will no doubt be many a fan back in Poland following that one with interest on TV. Are you proud that , Jakub Blaszczykowski and yourself have helped BVB and the Bundesliga become so popular in your homeland?

Piszczek: I'm certainly delighted we've been able to bring so much pleasure to fans in Poland with our football. And hopefully we'll continue to receive that level of support from back home.

Interview by Michael Reis