Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel criticised his side’s lack of intensity on Saturday following their 3-3 draw at lowly FC Ingolstadt 04.
Tuchel’s men needed an injury-time strike from American Christian Pulisic to rescue a point at the Audi Sportpark after their opponents has twice raced into a two-goal lead.
Dortmund are now without a win in three games, having drawn two and lost one, matching their longest ever run under the tutelage of Tuchel.
"We were not ready to play in the Bundesliga," Tuchel told the club's website after the game. "In any area, technically, tactically or in the intensity or body language.
"There was a huge difference between the first and second half. But it is also appropriate to recognise that the second half performance from the players was good.
"Clearly, we are disappointed because we expected to play well from the start, but perhaps we cannot expect that all the time."
Ingolstadt raced into a two-goal first half lead only to be pegged back by captain for the day Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early in the second half.
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The home side restored their lead almost immediately before Dortmund hit back for the draw.