Robbat: We'll learn from Dortmund defeat

Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) midfielder Gary Steven Robbat is convinced that the 6-1 thrashing by Borussia Dortmund will spur his side on to achieve success.

Despite the heavy defeat, Robbat believes his team will learn from the experience of playing against one of the best teams in the world.

“The best team won,” the 22-year-old told FourFourTwo Malaysia after the match.

“As everyone could see, Dortmund were really good with their ball possession and played at a high intensity level.

“Although we lost, it was not in vain because it was a good experience for the team.

“From the defeat, we found out about our weaknesses and learned that we still need to work on our defence.”

The midfielder, who started in the match, also impressed by scoring the Southern Tigers’ only goal.

“I am very happy [that I got on the score sheet] because I used to train with their reserve team,” said Robbat, who trained in Germany while he was serving his ban earlier this year.

“The goal has given me confidence to do better and stake my claim for a starting place in the team.”

JDT’s next match is against Selangor at the Larkin Stadium on July 13.