Subotic hails team effort

Neven Subotic reflected on how Borussia Dortmund made the one mistake and scored the four goals against Real Madrid as a team, rather than as individuals.

Robert Lewandowski netted four times for Die Schwarzgelben in their Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Madrid.

At the same time, a Mats Hummels botched back-pass allowed Los Blancos to pick up a potentially decisive away goal for a 4-1 result.

“Before his mistake I didn't win my challenge with [Luka] Modric, so I'm also liable for the goal,” reflected Subotic post-match.

“The rule here is, if anybody makes a mistake it's the team's mistake and not the individual's. It's the same with the four goals we scored. Lewandowski didn't score four, the team did.

“I think the way we played makes it a fair result. We created a lot of chances and defended well.

“We can't get too carried away because it's only half-time in the tie.

“We have to go to Madrid and we know from experience that they're going to be a lot stronger than they were here today.

“I was surprised by the end result. I expected Madrid to come at us more, but they were relatively defensive. They didn't really play their normal game.

“They're obviously hoping to score few more in Madrid and were probably hoping to score there on the counterattack, but we defended well, scored our goals and it didn't go their way, it went ours.”

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