Naples - With five goals from five Bundesliga games, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is currently Borussia Dortmund’s top scorer. The 24-year-old wasn't quite able to make such an impact in the UEFA Champions League, however, as BVB began their European campaign with a 2-1 defeat away at SSC Napoli.

Aubameyang began the game on the bench and had to look on as his team fell a goal behind. The Gabon international eventually entered the fray and helped the Yellow Blacks come back to 2-1, also hitting the crossbar himself. Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t enough, as the deficit, and a red card shown to goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, left Dortmund with too much to do, as Aubameyang told after the final whistle. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was this just a bad day for Borussia Dortmund?

Aubameyang: It was a strange game. The red card and having the coach [Jürgen Klopp] sent to the stands were definitely the turning points. Considering the way the game panned out, you could say it was just a bad day for us. Did the game slip away from you when Roman Weidenfeller was sent off?

Aubameyang: Obviously it completely changed the game, even though we responded very well. We were solid at the back and managed to create some good chances going forward. Unfortunately, though, we only managed to score one goal and it wasn’t enough. Did Borussia deserve a point from this game?

Aubameyang: If we’d had eleven men, we would definitely have equalised, and perhaps even won it. But football is like that sometimes. Your introduction seemed to give the team more energy.

Aubameyang: I was fresh and managed to bring some impetus to our game, but as I said, it wasn’t enough sadly. What do you think BVB have learned from this game?

Aubameyang: We’ve learned that Napoli are a really good team. In the home game we have to show that we can play just as well in front of our own fans as they did.

Interview by Michael Reis