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J. Tavernier (22), J. Tavernier (57)
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Marco Rose:
"The goals we concede are always too easy"

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose felt individual mistakes proved costly against Rangers.
Marco Rose.
Marco Rose.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Borussia Dortmund crashed out of the Europa League last night, losing 6-4 to Rangers on aggregate after drawing 2-2 in the second leg in Glasgow.

After losing 2-4 in the first game, Dortmund didn't make things any easier for themselves in the first half at Ibrox as they gave away a penalty that James Tavernier converted.

Marco Rose's troops went on to turn the game around before half time, at which point they were leading 2-1, but ultimately had to settle for a draw after Tavernier scored again in the 57th minute.

Speaking in a post-match interview, Dortmund coach Marco Rose bemoaned his side's defending.

"It was clear to us that it'd be difficult here. The home game should not have happened the way it did. And we made the weight on our shoulders even heavier by giving away a penalty during a spell in which we were well in the game," said Rose.

"Nonetheless, we went 2-1 ahead before the break, felt as though we were on top and had the impression that we could go up a notch physically. The opposition reacted at half-time and switched to a five-man back line. It then took too long for us to find the right approaches and solutions.

"The goals we concede are always too easy. There were crucial individual mistakes. That has been a theme throughout the season, but the boys gave everything here today."

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