Alexander Meyer hails Borussia Dortmund's fighting spirit after win over Union Berlin

Alexander Meyer
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Alexander Meyer felt that Borussia Dortmund showed a lot of courage and fighting spirit to get the three points against Union Berlin on Saturday afternoon.

Borussia Dortmund managed to get their bid to quaify for the UEFA Champions League back on track on Saturday, as they claimed a 2-0 win over Union Berlin in the Bundesliga. It certainly wasn't the most convincing of wins for the Black and Yellows, but the home side's wastefulness in front of goal, combined with BVB's ability to make the most of their chances helped them get the three points in the end.

For Alexander Meyer, the win showed that Borussia Dortmund are capable of grinding out results even without playing the most beautiful football. The goalkeeper also hailed BVB's fighting spirit. Meyer told Sky Sport, "We knew what we were up against, and we knew it wasn't going to be easy and we had to put up a good fight. We didn't make a good start to the game. There was still a bit of uncertainty, but we gradually carved out some good chances before the first goal."

"In the second half, we saw that you don't always have to find creative solutions, but we did the basic things well, had the odd counter-attacking situation and then fortunately added the second goal. People often criticize us for falling apart when the going gets tough. Everyone put in a good fight [against Union Berlin]."

The win will certainly come as a big confidence boost for Borussia Dortmund following their three-game winless run. But much tougher tests lie in store for Edin Terzic's side as they look to fend off the challenge of RB Leipzig in the race to finish in the Bundesliga top four.