United States international Christian Pulisic insisted his Borussia Dortmund team are not in crisis after a disappointing 1-1 draw against APOEL in the Champions League meant their fifth winless match in six tries.

"Obviously we are not happy with tonight's performance," the 19-year-old midfielder told ESPN FC after the game on Wednesday. "We have to win this game and we had enough chances but in the end, we just come away with a draw."

After four Champions League match days, Dortmund have just two points in Group H and now have only a mathematical chance to beat Real Madrid for a top-two finish with leaders Tottenham already out of reach and qualified for the knockouts.

Pulisic said: "Our start in the Champions League couldn't have gone worse. Now we, of course, have to fight to at least secure third place."

The hosts were in full control on Wednesday night at the Westfalenstadion with left-back Raphael Guerreiro opening the scoring the 29th minute, tucking away a perfectly weighted through ball from Shinji Kagawa.

Dortmund, who were boasting close to 77 percent possession, failed to add a second goal and were shocked by Nicosia striker Mickael Pote, who finished off a counter-attack with a shot on the turn in the 51st minute.