Sebastian Kehl praises Borussia Dortmund’s resilience after comeback win over Gladbach

Sebastian Kehl. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Sebastian Kehl. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Sebastian Kehl hailed Borussia Dortmund’s ability to turn things around in matches after they came from behind to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2 on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund returned to winning ways in the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon, as they dispatched Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-2. It was hardly a straightforward win for the Black and Yellows, who fell two goals behind early on. But they scored three goals in a blistering 15-minute period in the first-half to complete the comeback, and then managed to see out the win after the break.

The win against Gladbach meant that Borussia Dortmund have now come from behind to claim three wins and one draw in the Bundesliga this season. Sporting director Sebastian Kehl praised BVB’s comeback ability. But the 43 year old was also frustrated by their sloppy defending.

"“It was very important that we got a grip on the game and turned it in our direction after going 2-0 down,” Kehl said after the game. “We showed our comeback qualities again. We certainly shouldn’t need that every time, but it has also been a feature of this team this season.”“When we concede goals, we make mistakes and we don’t do a good job of occupying space, distributing the ball and tackling. We can and must do better. But the team reacted immediately [and turned the game around].”“The win was very important to calm things down. We could already feel that we were under pressure. It hasn’t been an easy few days.”"

The win saw Borussia Dortmund move up to fourth place in the Bundesliga standings. A potentially season-defining run of five matches now awaits Edin Terzic’s side, starting with the trip to AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

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Borussia Dortmund will then travel to Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen next weekend, before taking on VfB Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal. Home games against RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain will then round out this crunch run of matches for BVB.