Sebastian Kehl bemoans lack of efficiency as Borussia Dortmund fail to keep pace with Bayern

Sebastian Kehl felt that Borussia Dortmund lacked efficiency and made things too easy for Schalke 04 as they dropped crucial points in the title race.

Borussia Dortmund’s winning run in the Bundesliga came to a halt on Saturday evening as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Schalke 04. The result was a big blow to the Black and Yellows’ hopes of winning the Bundesliga title, as it leaves them two points behind Bayern Munich in the standings.

Sebastian Kehl bemoaned Borussia Dortmund’s failure to make the most of their chances, and said that they let the win slip out of their hands despite dominating the game for the majority of the 90 minutes.

But the BVB sporting director is not giving up on his side’s hopes of winning the Bundesliga title this season. In an interview with Sky Sport, Kehl said:

“We dropped two points. Not because Schalke were really good, but because we didn’t take our chances. It’s a very bitter feeling.”

“We lacked efficiency. We didn’t allow many chances and controlled the game incredibly well. We should have scored at least a second, maybe even a third goal in the first half, so we brought the result onto ourselves.”

“We would all like to see the Bundesliga remain exciting until the last matchday. That’s why the two dropped points hurt a lot. But nothing is lost yet. We first have the game against Köln and then the duel in Munich.”

Borussia Dortmund took the lead twice against Schalke, with Nico Schlotterbeck and Raphael Guerreiro finding the back of the net. But a host of missed chances proved to be costly in the end, as Schalke 04 came from behind twice in the second half to rescue a draw in the 100th edition of the Revierderby in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich’s come from behind 5-3 win over FC Augsburg on Saturday means that they now have the advantage in the Bundesliga title race. And Borussia Dortmund will feel that anything other than a win away to Bayern on April 1 would spell curtains for their title bid.