Sporting director Sebastian Kehl spoke very clearly following the weak performance in Stuttgart. “It’s brutally disappointing!”

Sebastian Kehl (in the mixed zone): “It was an inexplicably weak performance from us and a deserved win for VfB Stuttgart. Although we went in at half-time on level terms, we only did a little better in spells of the second half, but not in a stable enough way to deserve anything today. It’s brutally disappointing. We cannot perform the way we did in many areas today, especially in the first half! If that happens more often, we won’t need to talk about targets. A lot of players played below their level today. You can’t win a Bundesliga match like that, especially not against a brave, courageous, self-confident Stuttgart team, who played a good game of football. The way we were today, both as a group and individually, is not how you should perform as Borussia Dortmund.” (br)