Dortmund - Paderborn

Germany: Bundesliga
Dortmund J. Sancho (47), A. Witsel (84), M. Reus (90)
Signal-Iduna-Park3-3Attendance: 81.365
Paderborn S. Mamba (5), S. Mamba (37), G. Holtmann (43)

Marco Reus apologizes after Dortmund's 3-3 draw with Paderborn

By Laura Brandt

"We can never perform like that again," Marco Reus said after Borussia Dortmund's 3-3 draw with Paderborn on Friday.

Marco Reus.
Marco Reus.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has apologized to fans for his team's performance in Friday's 3-3 draw with Paderborn at Signal Iduna Park.

BVB were trailing 0-3 after an abysmal first half, but bounced back after the break and ended up claiming a draw after Reus equalised in injury time.

But despite Dortmund's second-half comeback, the 30-year-old made it clear that he wasn't satisfied at all.

"We need to apologize to everyone in the stadium for the performance. I have no explanation for the first half," Reus told DAZN after the game and added:

"No idea what sort of performance that was. We can never perform like that again. It was shameful.

My goal doesn't interest me. We cannot perform like that at home. That was bitter in the first half. We will speak about it," he said.

Reus then went on to defend BVB coach Lucien Favre who is under increasing pressure at Signal Iduna Park.

"We're not performing at all at the moment. The coach sets us up superbly on each occasion. We're responsible for performing on the pitch. We need to work together more closely as a team, attack together and defend together. At the moment it's not working at all," Reus said.

Reus and Dortmund sit fifth in the Bundesliga table ahead of the rest of this weekend's fixtures.

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