Favre demands more from Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre says his side need to learn their lessons after they drew 2-2 with Eintracht Frankfurt.
The German giants looked set for all three points after making a blistering start in Frankfurt.
Belgium international Axel Witsel opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Andre Silva levelled just before half time.
Former Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho then fired his team into the lead with his third league goal of the season.
However, Thomas Delany scored an own goal after trying to block Daichi Kamada’s shot with two minutes of play remaining.
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Sunday’s draw leaves Dortmund in third, and they are now three points behind champions Bayern Munich after Niko Kovac’s side beat FC Cologne 4-0.
When asked about his team’s display, Favre said they need to learn from their lessons before they fall too far behind the Bavarians.
He told the club’s official website: “The late equaliser at 2-2 is regrettable, but we had opportunities ourselves to score more goals. We didn’t do that. There were spells in which we didn’t play well. The opportunities were there, but we need to get in behind with the right acceleration and keep the ball better.
“We dominated the match and scored a goal after 10 minutes. Then you need to build on that. In the second period as well, we had big chances we didn’t take. You can’t completely dominate a match for the full 90 minutes. All in all, it was okay, but not good enough. It has nothing to do with mentality. We created a lot of chances, but the final or penultimate balls weren’t good.”