Real Madrid goalkeeeper Iker Casillas has revealed that Michael Essien was the club’s weakest link during their Champions League defeat to Dortmund.
The Spanish giants were beaten 2-1 by the German side during their Champions League game on Wednesday night.
Essien looked uncomfortable against pacy Dortmund pair Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus on Wednesday and goalkeeper Iker Casillas acknowledged the left side of defence was a problem.
With Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao and Alvaro Arbeloa sidelined, the former Chelsea midfielder has been filling in at left back.
Casillas says the Germans exploited Essien’s frailties at the position he is not comfortable.
“It’s true that they (Borussia Dortmund got a lot of joy down our left wing,” the Real and Spain captain Casillas told reporters.
“You noticed it a lot in the game,” he added. “We are suffering a lot of injuries and Khedira’s is another setback.”
The latest injury to Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira comes at a tricky time for the La Liga champions with a potential banana skin awaiting at Real Mallorca on Sunday.