The Dortmund CEO feels their impressive performances against the current Bundesliga holders have eventually caught up with them
Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke believes the club have paid the price for humiliating Bayern Munich 5-2 in the 2012 DFB Pokal final.
The Signal Iduna Park thrashed their arch-rivals in Berlin two seasons ago, but have since been unable to keep up with Bayern after losing Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski to the Bavarians.
Bayern are now also interested in signing Dortmund star Marco Reus and Watzke feels the situation would have been different had they not beaten the Allianz Arena side by such a big margin in the cup final.
“The decisive mistake was that we scored two goals too many in Berlin,” Watzke said at the club’s general assembly.
“Bayern could have accepted a 3-2 defeat, but a 5-2 loss was too much for them.
“Bayern’s dominance in Germany is down to their expenses on players.”
Dortmund have been struggling to find their best form this season and currently sit 16th in the Bundesliga table, trailing leaders Bayern by 19 points.