Kehl wanted to kick himself after Arsenal blunder

AFP, Wednesday 14 Sep 2011

Borussia Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl has admitted he wanted to kick himself in the backside after his first-half blunder allowed Arsenal to score in the 1-1 Champions League draw

Sabastian Kahl

The Gunners left Dortmund on Tuesday with a point after captain Robin van Persie scored the opening goal on 42 minutes before Borussia replacement Ivan Perisic netted an equalisier in the 88nd minute of the Group F clash.

Van Persie scored after managing to shake off his marker Kehl for Arsenal's goal and the Dortmund captain admitted he was left kicking himself in the changing room at half-time.

"I sat during the half-time break and wanted to kick myself in the arse," the 31-year-old told German daily Bild after making only his third appearance of the season following recovery from injury.

"We played well, but because of a stupid mistake from me, we fell behind.

"Thankfully, it finished in a draw."

In their next Champions League game, Dortmund are at Marseille on September 28, the same night Arsenal host Olympiakos in their next Group F match.

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