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Brandt slams Dortmund performance against Heidenheim

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Julian Brandt has slammed Borussia Dortmund’s performance in last night’s 2-2 draw with Heidenheim.

Julian Brandt.
Julian Brandt. Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt didn’t hold back in his criticism of his team’s performance in Friday night’s 2-2 draw with Heidenheim.

Borussia Dortmund took an early 2-0 lead, but allowed the newly promoted visitors to come back into the game and eventually had to settle for a draw.

“We shot ourselves in the foot – the committed Heidenheim team had it as easy as Bochum last week,” Brandt told DAZN after the game, as quoted by BVB.de.

“We conceded two goals, and we actually had the ball under control for the first and gave away a stupid penalty for the second. Football is a game of errors, you’re always going to get misplaced passes, but we need to learn to protect the ball when we have tracked back and defended. It will be our downfall if we keep conceding goals like that.

“We went into the half-time break 2-0 up, and the clear goal must be to kill the game off. We made crazy mistakes in the build-up. We were sloppy and inconsistent in front of goal, and also in front of our own goal.”

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