Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel believes his team got exactly what they deserved after losing 2-1 away at bottom club SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday. Dortmund had been hoping to keep the pressure on the
Speaking via Yahoo, Tuchel was scathing in his assessment to reporters: "It was a deserved victory for them if we play so far below our limit, it is normal to lose the game."
The hosts had deservedly gone 1-0 up in a very entertaining first-half. Raphael Guerreiro equalised for Dortmund with a shot from the edge of the penalty area, before Antonio Colak scored the decisive goal in a game that Darmstadt thoroughly deserved to win. Indeed Colak could have scored a second goal had his second-half effort not hit the crossbar.
The German coach went on to say: "It makes sense that a team which plays to it's full potential wins. we were deserved losers today."
The 43 year-old concluded by stating: "I never had a feeling today that we ever really got into the game."
To compound Borussia Dortmund's misery, second-placed RP Leipzig lost 3-0 at home to SV Hamburg. For Darmstadt it was a first win since October in the league and the first one for new coach Torsten Frings, who was appointed to the struggling club in December.
Tuchel will be hoping for a quick turnaround in form and confidence before they go into their last-16 clash,