Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp admitted that his side deserved to lose to Werder Bremen after his side lost 2-0 in the Weserstadion. The German champions were unable to follow up last week's title celebrations with a victory.
"I would like to congratulate Bremen once more on staying up. For us it was important that we gave a good account of ourselves today," he told Sky Deutschland after the game.
"At the beginning we had a few problems but from the 20th minute, we gave a good away performance. Today, we could do no better than that and Bremen deserved to win. This 2-0 defeat feels just like a normal loss."
Serbian international defender Neven Subotic claimed that the Ruhr outfit were still motivated despite having little to play for and looked ahead to the final game of the season against Eintracht Frankfurt.
"On a personal note, indeed I think I am speaking for the whole team as well, we wanted to continue to show our best form this season. We still have one more chance to do so against Frankfurt."
Dortmund's defeat means that they will not break Bayern Munich's all-time points record for a single season and at best they can only equal the record for fewest goals conceded in a campaign, also held by the Bavarian giants.