Sebastian Kehl admitted his disappointment and frustration as Borussia Dortmund once again dropped points in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Augsburg on Saturday and lost further ground in the race to finish in the top four as a result. The Black and Yellows now find themselves six points behind RB Leipzig and five behind VfB Stuttgart - who will face Bayern Munich later on Sunday.
With just one game left before the winter break, the pressure is certainly piling on those in charge at Borussia Dortmund. Sebastian Kehl admitted his disappointment over the result after the game, and made it clear that they cannot afford to lose sight of their minimum goal of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
"We are disappointed, angry and frustrated because we dropped two points. The clear plan was to take six points from the final two matches. We are aware of our situation in the table. Now we need three points against Mainz, then we'll draw our conclusions and begin our analysis. We must not lose sight of our minimum goal of qualifying for the Champions League. Our Bundesliga record in recent weeks has not been good. That is not our standard. Nobody sees it differently."
Borussia Dortmund have now won just one of their last seven games in the Bundesliga, and have fallen off the pace with the leading pack. The winter break will offer the BVB bosses with the opportunity to find some solutions, and the hope will be that the team can respond much like they did in the second half of last season.