Speaking to Eurosport after the match, the Serbia international admitted that the clash between last season's top two teams in the Bundesliga was tough, but nevertheless said that his side merited a win on the balance of play.
“Both teams employed defensive tactics, it was very hard to break through,” Subotic observed. “We had more chances in the second half, and I think we deserved more than a point.”
Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller also echoed his team-mate’s sentiments, insisting that the two dismissals overshadowed what should have been a Dortmund victory.
“The red cards will be all the talk tomorrow, but I cannot say anything now as I can only see from my own position on the pitch,” said the 31-year-old German. “We could not win and it was a shame.”
However, Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle maintained that his side gave a good account of themselves during the encounter, despite riding their luck towards the end of the match.
“It was a great game between two of the best clubs in the Bundesliga. We had chance to take the lead in the second half, but could not take them,” said Schurrle.
“We were lucky in the closing minutes. Now we can see we can compete with Dortmund, we matched them today.”
The stalemate sees both teams move on to seven points for the season, two behind leaders Bayern Munich and second-placed Werder Bremen.