Rose upbeat after Super Cup loss
Borussia Dortmund head coach Marco Rose felt there were a number of positives to take from their German Super Cup defeat at the hands of rivals Bayern Munich.
BVB missed out on a first piece of silverware with Bayern securing a 3-1 win at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night - with Dortmund 6/1 to win the Bundesliga title this season, while Bayern are 1/12 to retain the German title.
I think I saw a lot of good things from my team.Marco Rose
Former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski came back to haunt his old employers once again, as the Poland international bagged himself a brace, while Thomas Muller also got on the scoresheet for the visitors.
Marco Reus did find the back of the net, but ultimately errors from BVB cost them and it was the familiar sight of Bayern players lifting the trophy.
Rose refused to be downbeat
Rose was determined not be too downbeat about the result and, while admitting mistakes need to be cut out, the new Dortmund manager was eager to highlight the positives.
He told the club's official website: "We are disappointed because we wanted to win the game. Overall, we witnessed a high-class game, but we made too many simple mistakes over the 90 minutes.
"Nevertheless, we enjoyed really good phases in the game. After making it 2-1 Bayern were there for the taking, but then we conceded the third goal.
"I think I saw a lot of good things from my team. Nonetheless, we did a few things wrong that led to our loss. We have to and want to work on those."
Dortmund will look to dust themselves down quickly and respond with three points in the Bundesliga when they travel to Freiburg on Saturday.