Tuchel: We only look at ourselves

BVB Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is refusing to look at the Bundesliga standings despite his side closing the gap on league leaders Bayern München to just five points.

The Black and Yellows made it three wins on the bounce after recording a 3-1 victory over Werder Bremen on Saturday, having seen Bayern drop points in a 0-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday evening.

However, Tuchel insists Dortmund are paying no attention to Bayern's results, saying they remain focused on their own performances.

"When we look at the table, we only look at ourselves," Tuchel told the club's official website.

"The signals that I am getting from the team are that we are capable of focusing on ourselves and ourselves alone.

"We need to keep going – we haven't won anything yet."

Tuchel admitted his charges were lucky to head into the half-time break with the advantage, especially after struggling to contain the counter-attacking threat of Bremen.

He added: "In the first half we had a few difficulties and were not able to stop all of Bremen's counter-attacks early on.

"Taking a 2-1 lead in at the break was definitely a bit lucky. However, I'm extremely happy with the second 45 minutes.

"We never lost our concentration and created gilt-edged chances to score time and time again. I am very, very satisfied. I'd like to pay a huge compliment to my team."

Goals from Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, on either side of Anthony Ujah's 32nd-minute equaliser, gave Tuchel's men a slender advantage at half-time. And, the result was put beyond doubt in the 72nd minute when Reus netted his second of the day.

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