Emre Can bemoans Borussia Dortmund's lack of offensive bite against Bayer Leverkusen

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Emre Can felt that Borussia Dortmund didn't offer enough in attack as they held Bayer Leverkusen to a 1-1 draw on Sunday evening.

A solid defensive performance helped Borussia Dortmund come away with a 1-1 draw against Bundesliga leaders Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. The game was dominated by Xabi Alonso's side, who enjoyed the majority of possession and created the better chances. And Emre Can lamented the fact that the Black and Yellows did not offer more of a threat going forward.

In an interview with DAZN, the Borussia Dortmund captain said: "I know that Leverkusen had more possession and the better chances. But it hurts a little because we held on to the 1-0 lead for so long and defended really well. But we could have done more in attack. We have to be able to move better with the ball and make fewer mistakes."

Julian Brandt also felt that Borussia Dortmund gave the ball away far too easily time and time again. The playmaker said that they fought hard for the draw, and added that they can be the happier of the two sides with the result.

"If we look at the goalscoring chances, the corners and possession, then obviously we are happy to take the point," Brandt said. "We were playing very narrow so when we won the ball, we couldn't get wide as quickly. But we also gave the ball away too easily at times. On the whole, Leverkusen deserved to win more than we did. I'm happy that we managed to fight for this point."

The draw leaves Borussia Dortmund ten points behind Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga standings. While it is still very early in the season, being this far behind is certainly not ideal considering the goals of the team. Another massive game awaits BVB on Wednesday, as they take on the in-form VfB Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal away from home.

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