Speaking after Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 defeat to Sporting CP, Marco Reus rued his side's mistakes without singling anyone out.
|Marco Reus.||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Sporting capitalized on a mistake from Nico Schulz to break the deadlock through Pedro Goncalves, who added a second before the break.
In the second half, Emre Can was sent off for lashing out at Pedro Porro, who later made it 3-0 from the rebound after Gregor Kobel saved Pedro Goncalves' penalty. Donyell Malen then scored a late consolation goal.
"We're discussing the same mistakes over and over again," fumed Reus in an interview with DAZN after the game.
"It's getting increasingly hard to bounce back from those moments. If anything we played better with 10 men tonight. The fact Sporting didn't give much (in attack) for this game makes it hard to accept, even if we didn't have our best game," added the Dortmund captain.
"I don't want to discuss individual mistakes because we weren't good enough as a collective tonight. No doubt mistakes like that which lead to goals are frustrating. We had Sporting shook, but then invited them into the game, which got the fans behind them again.
"It's just a rubbish evening. We're out of the Champions League and that's a harsh reality we have to accept. It's hard to explain what's going wrong, but there are have been too many ups and downs in a short space of time. In the Champions League you can't lose three in a row and if you do, you don't deserve to get through."