Fischer: “In the end we are the lucky winners”

Here’s how the coaches saw their teams’ performances…

Steffen Baumgart and Thomas Reis

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Bayer Leverkusen – Borussia Dortmund 0:2 (0:1)
Xabi Alonso (Trainer Bayer Leverkusen): “We controlled the first 20 minutes. We had a clear chance through Moussa Diaby. After conceding a goal, we had problems until the end of the first half. We tried after that, but we didn’t have a clear chance. In the end, we lost and we have to keep going. The performance wasn’t good, but it wasn’t a disaster either.”
Edin Terzic (Trainer Borussia Dortmund): “We’re very happy, not only with the result, but also with the performance. It was the intense game that we expected. We took control from the 15th minute and deservedly took the lead. We’re the deserved winners.”

Schalke 04 – 1 FC Cologne 0:0
Thomas Reis (Schalke 04 coach): “I saw a team that invested everything and accepted the duels. We would have liked three points. It hurts a bit, we have to live with the 0-0. Of course we need more points, but the way was OK.”
Steffen Baumgart (Coach 1. FC Cologne): “It was an even game. We’re happy with the point, we worked hard for it. We defended well. It was a complete relegation battle for 90 minutes.”

Bayern Munich – Eintracht Frankfurt 1: 1 (1: 0)
Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “We can do a lot more to gain self-confidence – also in terms of content. A lot of points that we can do better. It’s very difficult when the opponent defends so deeply. We only play down the wing, hardly through the center. Then it will It’s very difficult to create the necessary goal threat. In the end, it’s not a special performance from us.”
Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): “The point is okay, we were braver and more consistent in the second half. All in all, the lads put in a great performance, we’re very happy.”

Oliver Glasner

Oliver Glasner
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Hertha BSC – Union Berlin 0:2 (0:1)
Sandro Schwarz (Hertha BSC coach): “We played a very good first half, were very active and courageous. It’s disappointing in terms of the result. We know you need points in our situation.”
Urs Fischer (Trainer Union Berlin): “It was a hard-fought derby. It was very close for 90 minutes. In the end we’re the happy winners. We were efficient. If I look at the whole 90 minutes, I wouldn’t call it a top team.”

Werder Bremen – VfL Wolfsburg 2: 1 (1: 0)
Ole Werner (Werder Bremen coach): “It was a turbulent game, in the final phase it got tight again. In the first half we had opportunities to lead higher. In the second half it was more of a defensive effort. The little things worked out, we put our heart into every ball thrown.”
Niko Kovac (Coach VfL Wolfsburg): “The bottom line is that we woke up too late and deservedly lost. We have to shake ourselves briefly. We will do everything we can to get the boys back on their feet and look positively ahead.”

TSG Hoffenheim – Borussia Mönchengladbach 1:4 (0:2)
Andre Breitenreiter (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “We got in pretty well. It was 0-1 out of nowhere. Four of five shots on goal against us are within reach. That’s the way it is in this situation. We need far too many opportunities to score goals – but the opponents only have a few. “
Daniel Farke (Borussia Monchengladbach coach): “It’s a good day for us. The lads delivered. We played a top game away. We defended very attentively and consistently. It was important that we took advantage of the decisive situations. We’re going home satisfied.”

SC Freiburg – FC Augsburg 3:1 (2:1)
Christian Streich (Coach SC Freiburg): “We played against good Augsburgers, it was difficult and they were very strong and played smart. We had good chances to score and sometimes made two goals from the game, but we also let a few things go. We are very, very happy. The team had already done a brutal job on Wednesday and you can’t always have this intensity. In the end it was deserved, also with a view to the other chances.”
Enrico Maassen (FC Augsburg coach): “We played well for 90 minutes against a good opponent. We know how difficult it is to survive here, given the emotional level. We have to accept that we scored all three goals too easily – even if it was one quality of the opponent. But we also had chances to take a point.”

1. FSV Mainz 05 – VfL Bochum 5: 2 (3: 0)
Bo Svensson (Coach FSV Mainz 05): “After the blow to the neck on Wednesday we showed a great mentality. We started very concentrated and got into the game well. After we had to replace Stefan Bell, we ran into problems. Bochum always believed in themselves. It could have been tight again , that was unnecessary. Overall, the team played a very good game.”
Thomas Letsch (coach VfL Bochum): “Unfortunately, we didn’t take the game. We were always close, but not fast enough. We never got into the game. The second half wasn’t much better, we came back out of nowhere. It wasn’t enough, Mainz deserved to win. That doesn’t throw us off our feet.”

RB Leipzig – VfB Stuttgart 2: 1 (1: 0)
Marco Rose (Trainer RB Leipzig): “It was a hard-fought win that came in stages. Stuttgart are a very talented team with pace and good players. We didn’t start the game that well. Then we scored the goal. It was very good up until the break. After the We had a moment of shock at the break, but otherwise we were better and clearer. We’re very happy to take the three points.”
Bruno Labbadia (coach VfB Stuttgart): “It’s relatively difficult for me to find the words today. On the one hand, we’re empty-handed. We’ve now played three games and got two points. But we know we could have gotten more. We did we have a tough task ahead of us. We have to score.”



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