"A highly spectacular game"

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2023-01-22 8:15 by Borussia Dortmund

"It was not a good balance between what we had to invest to score a goal and what the opponent had to invest," said Edin Terzic. There were also reactions from goalscorer Nico Schlotterbeck and Sébastian Haller, who was applauded by the 81,000-crowd.

Edin Terzic (at the press conference): "It was a highly spectacular game. We performed well in the first half but we cannot speak of a very good first half because we conceded the two goals. It felt slightly unfair at the break to have come into the changing rooms with the score at 2-2. The game was considerably more open in the second half; it became slightly wild from our side. But we were able to up the ante. It was extremely important that two substitutes scored. I'm satisfied with the three points; I'm not satisfied that it became so exciting. We cannot expect that we'll win every game if we concede three goals. It was not a good balance between what we had to invest to score a goal and what the opponent had to invest. We need to keep working on that. We want to carry forward the positives in order to boost our self-confidence; we will continue to discuss the negatives in order to stop them."

Nico Schlotterbeck (to DAZN): "There were individual errors on both sides, especially with the conceded goals. It's very difficult to explain the match. We had a lot of quality in the attacking positions, for example the goal for 4-3: the way Gio chips the ball over the goalkeeper – just class... You can say: there was quality up top and less quality at the back. I don't know if I should be delighted with the three points or frustrated about the three conceded goals. We did not give much away up until the first goal we conceded. I can't really explain it. We had lots of momentum in training. We had the game completely under control, then went into the changing rooms at 2-2 and couldn't believe it. The coach praised us because it was actually – except for the lapses in concentration – a good game. The second half was then not so good. Hence why we're very happy that we scored one goal more in it."

Sébastien Haller (to DAZN): "The way I was greeted was unbelievable and unforgettable. I'm happy with my first steps on the pitch. I hope that on the whole we can carry this moment forward as a team. I'm back, I can play with the team, but there's still a lot to do until I reach my full fitness."

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