Tuchel hails ‘deserved’ Dortmund victory

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel hailed a ‘deserved’ win for his side after watching them book their place in the DFB Pokal final with a 3-0 triumph over Hertha Berlin on Wednesday night.

Goals from Gonzalo Castro, Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured the result on the night, setting up a mouthwatering clash with FC Bayern München on 21 May.

“I am very pleased with the performance and the way we played,” Tuchel told reporters after the win at Olympiastadion.

“A big, big compliment to my team. We deserved our win.”

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added: “The team played a perfect match. We had lots of possession and created many chances.

“A big compliment on this great performance after those last exhausting weeks.”

Dortmund will now cast all of their attentions to their Bundesliga clash with VfB Stuttgart on Saturday as they look to keep pace with Bayern at the top of the league standings, with Pep Guardiola’s men currently holding a six-point lead.