Bosz rues wasteful Dortmund after costly APOEL draw

Borussia Dortmund was punished for its profligacy against APOEL in the Champions League, much to the frustration of coach Peter Bosz.

Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz was frustrated with his side's failure in front of goal in the its 1-1 Champions League draw against APOEL, but is certain team will bounce back soon.   -  Getty Images

Peter Bosz bemoaned Borussia Dortmund's failure in front of goal in the costly 1-1 Champions League draw against APOEL, but backed his out-of-sorts side to rediscover its early season form.

Raphael Guerreiro's first-half opener was cancelled out by Mickael Pote's undeserved leveller early after the break at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, leaving Dortmund five points adrift of second-place Real Madrid in Group H with two games to play.

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Dortmund has now won just once in six competitive matches and faces rival Bayern Munich in what is a crucial Klassiker on Saturday.

Its slump has arrived after a start to the season that saw it drop points just once in its opening seven Bundesliga matches and head coach Bosz urged his confidence-stricken side to stick together.

"I understand the disappointment; we have to win such a game against this opposition," he said.

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"It was difficult in the beginning, you could see that some of the confidence is missing. You score the opener, and then you have to score the second, then things come easy. 

"The first time they got in front of our goal, they score.

"It is a difficult phase, we need a win, that's always important in football.

"We have started well into the Bundesliga and we still have the quality. If you look at how we created that first goal, that's quality! 

"So we will come back and have to get through this together."

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