Wednesday May 1 2013
‘I locked myself in the toilet’

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed at how he coped with the final few minutes against Real Madrid.

Dortmund endured a nervous end to their Champions Leageu semi-final second leg against Real Madrid, conceding two late goals to Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos.

They held out for the 2-0 defeat, which was enough for an aggregate 4-3 win, but only after their CEO had suffered.

“It seems like we only can do it with drama,” Watzke reflected to reporters afterwards.

“For the first time in my life I had to give up due to heart problems.

“I went to the toilet for the last minutes, locked myself in, covered my ears and looked at my watch.

“I had all kinds of thoughts going through my head.”

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