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BVB keeper Kobel blames the space conditions for the cup defeat against St. Pauli



BVB keeper Kobel blames the space conditions for the cup defeat against St. Pauli

BVB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel blamed the space conditions at Millerntor on Tuesday evening for Dortmund’s elimination at second division leaders FC St. Pauli. However, the Swiss was well aware of the character of the flimsy excuse to which his statement was attached.

“We lost the ball too much in the first 20 to 30 minutes, they got in front of our goal relatively easily,” said the 24-year-old goalkeeper, initially self-critically sky after the 1:2 defeat in Hamburg. But then he began to criticize the space conditions.

“Especially when you’re 2-0 behind, away on a difficult pitch, it’s a difficult game,” said Kobel: “We certainly had trouble letting the ball run properly. It always sucks when you open it pushing the place, but it’s just that it was a difficult place.”

However, Dortmund had the biggest part in the knockout round themselves (click here for the comment). The BVB keeper also said: “In the end it was not enough, especially in the second half. They defended well, stood well. It was difficult for us to get behind the chain.”

After the elimination of the black and yellow defending champions, for the first time since the 2006/07 season, a cup quarter-final will take place without BVB and FC Bayern Munich. The record champions had already said goodbye to the competition in the second round after a disgraceful performance at Borussia Mönchengladbach.

This fact in particular annoyed BVB captain Marco Reus after the game. “We had such a good chance of reaching the final, especially since the absolute top favorite was eliminated. That’s bitter.”