He Said What? The Matchday 5 Trainer Soundbites

VfB Stuttgart 1-1 Köln

Pellegrino Matarazzo: “We showed a lot of energy at the start of the match, opened the scoring and had two chances right after that as well. In the second half, the game was more open. We can play better football than we did, but we were up against good opposition. It was a hard-fought draw and it was a fair result. We kept Köln at bay and getting a point out of tonight’s match is no bad thing.”

Markus Gisdol: “We always need a wake-up call at that was the case in this game. It’s annoying and makes the starting situation all the more difficult. That however is the only annoying thing. We got into the game well and would have had to completely turn the game to take all three points. We took a valuable point, and we can live with that. You can see something in the team, that makes me happy.”

Bayern Munich 5-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Hansi Flick: “We turned in an outstanding display defensively. We knew Frankfurt can be awkward opponents, they have many good patterns of play, but we allowed them only few chances today. We’re very efficient at the moment, we resolutely take our chances. Champions League victories are even nicer if we win the following Bundesliga match.

“We must watch the number of minutes players are totting up and sub players off so that they don’t have to turn in 90 minutes every game. Alphonso Davies suffered a ligament injury. One ligament is fully torn, another is partially torn. We reckon he’ll be sidelined for six to eight weeks.”

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Adi Hütter: “Congratulations to Bayern on a well-deserved victory. We played a good game in the first half, won many one-on-ones. What bothered me, however, was that we didn’t make the most of the transition opportunities that Bayern offered us. After it got to 3-0, it was very difficult, so Bayern deserved to win.”

RB Leipzig 2-1 Hertha Berlin

Julian Nagelsmann: “It was a well-deserved victory for us. The start wasn’t easy but after the equaliser, it was a good first half from us with a lot of good attacks. Their red cards wasn’t a clear advantage for us; they started to sit deeper. However, we still played well and deservedly got the victory. We had a good amount of scoring chances- the game wasn’t as close as the scoreline implies

“Competition is the reason we’re players and coaches. If there’s something to play for, you’re always more up for it. When you win, it makes the sacrifices a lot easier to deal with.”

Bruno Labbadia: “We wanted to permanently be a nuisance and we did that. Even with a player less we were able to get our little pin pricks in. We then conceded a very cheap goal via a penalty. I believe there was more in the game for us- more than a point.”

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Mainz 2-3 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Jan-Moritz Lichte: “We’re fuming to have lost the game like that. We deserved more and didn’t take our chances to go 3-1 up. We’re furious about the penalty; I think the decision could easily go the other way. After that, I think we started to panic that we’d lose the game. We weren’t alert enough from the set piece. The corner was delivered and headed well, but we were a yard off the pace, so it’s incredibly disappointing.”

Marco Rose: “I have to give credit to the boys today. We showed our quality, particularly at the end. The conditions weren’t easy, but we demonstrated real character. There were more things that pleased me today than there were negatives. We won, after all.

“There was a period where we let Mainz control things a little and they took the lead, but we upped our game at the end after a very strenuous match on Wednesday, which is a very good sign. Breel Embolo worked incredibly hard for the team today, both on and off the ball.”

Union Berlin 1-1 Freiburg

Urs Fischer: “I saw it as a great game, that goes for both teams. Compliments to our fans, that was a great atmosphere. With regards the performance I am very satisfied with my team. We have put a lot of effort into it. We cannot though be satisfied with the result.”

Christian Streich: “I was not at all satisfied with the first 25 or 30 minutes. We weren’t sure on the ball, couldn’t find our teammates and made mistakes that were too easy. We handed Union the advantage. Then it became more even. We can play better football and if anyone was going to win- it was going to be Union.”

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Schalke

Lucien Favre: “I’m pleased with my side’s performance. We were patient, and we had to be. Schalke defended well and pressed high. It wasn’t easy for us, but we had three good chances in the first half nonetheless. It became easier after we took the lead, but it was still a difficult game for us.”

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Manuel Baum: “We lost possession too quickly once winning the ball back. We don’t have enough confidence at the moment and need to play with more energy. We need to get into the habit of wanting to score goals. We can’t just look to do a good job at the back. I’m optimistic that things can improve quite quickly. We need some success to get back on track though.”

VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 Arminia Bielefeld

Oliver Glasner: “I’m very happy we got our first win of the season, as we all are, and it’s also our first win at home in several months. On top of that, I’m happy with the way we played because we were really good for 75 minutes. We were in control of the game, scored some nice goals and were also unbelievably stable in defence.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to kill the game off during that time, which allowed Arminia back into it. The mentality to keep going until the end is one of Bielefeld’s defining characteristics. After that it was important to defend our lead with everything we had, and we managed to do that.”

Uwe Neuhaus: “Obviously we’d envisioned the first half panning out differently. Wolfsburg were superior to us as a team; they were much more mature and streetwise than we were. That left us 2-0 down at the break, but we were determined to keep fighting until the final whistle, no matter what happened in the rest of the match.

“My team did that, so I can’t criticise them at all. After pulling a goal back we even had another good chance to score, but overall Wolfsburg deserved to win.”

Werder Bremen 1-1 Hoffenheim

Florian Kohfeldt: “Hoffenheim had many set-pieces at the end. We had to stay alert. We played very well with the ball, particularly in the first half. That was perhaps our best performance of the season. In the second half we couldn’t find the footballing solutions to relieve the pressure. The whole game considered, I’m satisfied with the point. We took a step forward in footballing terms.”

Sebastian Hoeness: “The lads had tired legs out there, but you couldn’t see it. We felt like we were on top, but we couldn’t translate that into goals. For the goal that we conceded, we were caught napping off the ball. That obviously wasn’t a good start.

“But we were well organised in the period after that and were very stable. We then managed to swing the game in our favour. We’re still lacking the clarity we need in the final third to create clear chances.”

Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Augsburg

Peter Bosz: “We are satisfied with the performance against a really well organized team. Augsburg put a lot of pressure on by starting well. The phase after the break clearly went to Augsburg, so we had to accept the goal. But after that we did better again because we made use of the available space. In the end, the win is deserved, but it was absolutely not easy.”

Heiko Herrlich: “We made it really difficult for Leverkusen with a good performance. It was an open game, especially in the period after the break, and the equaliser was absolutely deserved. Unfortunately, we conceded two set-piece goals today after a long series with no set-piece goals against us. After we didn’t use our chances to take the lead, it has to be honestly stated that Leverkusen had some good chances and in the end deserved to win.”

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