Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Bosz believes his team were edged out 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night because his players are short on confidence.
Dortmund deservedly took the lead in the 31st minute of the Champions League Group H clash when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang broke the deadlock.
But Harry Kane levelled matters four minutes after the interval and Son Heung-Min produced the winner for Spurs in the 76th minute.
The defeat at home means Dortmund are still without a win in the group stage of the Champions League this season, and Bosz is convinced it’s down to a lack of confidence that cost his charges.
Bosz told his press conference, according to ESPN: “You could see after the 1-1 that we are lacking confidence.
“In the first half, we played well. We were well-organised and created chances. After the equaliser, we couldn’t carry on, though. Stamina, however, is not an issue for us.”
Club captain Marcel Schmelzer echoed his manager’s thoughts, adding: “We need to stop the individual mistakes. It was very harsh that [Tottenham] immediately took advantage of our errors. It is especially difficult for our younger players to deal with those mistakes.
“Though I wouldn’t say that we are lacking leaders on the field or do not have the necessary stamina. Right now, it is all down to confidence for us.”