Schalke 1-1 VfB Stuttgart
Manuel Baum: “I think it was fair that we went ahead in the first half. We were good with the ball and had enough confidence to play it out from the back. We still have problems in the final third though. We aren’t making enough of promising situations still. We pressed well in the first half, but weren’t on it as well after the break.
“We didn’t get enough tackles in but still managed to keep ourselves compact. The runs that we made in the first half weren’t as good as we’d hoped for in the second. I think 1-1 is a fair scoreline when you look at the game.”
Pellegrino Matarrazo: “We witnessed an evenly-matched first half, where our pressing wasn’t 100 per cent effective. Then, we went behind after conceding off a set piece. We were more dominant during the second half and allowed them few chances. We went on the attack often, but lacked that final touch in order to create more clear-cut chances for ourselves. It was a very good second half from us. We can be satisfied with our performance.”
Augsburg 3-1 Mainz
Heiko Herrlich: “Today was the first game this season we’ve gone into as favourites. We were very disciplined and didn’t allow the opposition anything in the first half. We were also able to convert one of our chances so that we took the lead, which was very much deserved. After the interval, we had a harder time with the Mainz pressing and we didn’t have our first shot on goal until after they had equalised.
“But I thought we reacted well to the setback and we piled the pressure on them again, so in the end our other goals were also in line with how well we played. But we can’t rest on our laurels now, we have to keep at it and continue to focus on developing our game.”
Jan-Moritz Lichte: “We’re disappointed overall, both with the result and with our performance. In the second half, we found a good answer to going one behind and we got ourselves back into the game. For their second, we actually outnumbered their attackers but André Hahn still managed to find room for a clear shot at goal. After that, there was no way back for us.”
Arminia Bielefeld 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
Uwe Neuhaus: “Conceding a goal from a set-piece annoys me. We had the hope, that if we kept it at 0: 0 a little longer, we could take a point or maybe even all three. At 2-0 the game was over, but the team didn’t let themselves down. It was an absolutely deserved win for BVB.”
Lucien Favre: “It’s always difficult to play against such teams. When we didn’t score, we had to be patient. Today Bielefeld didn’t have a chance to score, we had three in the first half alone. We have to be satisfied with a 2-0 win, we have well played. I can’t say anything about Mats Hummels. I don’t know. The doc doesn’t know exactly either, it’s too early to make a diagnosis.”
Köln 1-2 Bayern Munich
Markus Gisdol: “We should have taken a point. A few situations went against us. After our good start, they got a penalty. We then had some chances, but just before the interval a positional error saw us go 2-0 down. The goal we got back came too late, unfortunately we didn’t have any more chances to make it 2-2. The team were very disciplined in defence and were solid, so it feels odd to lose.”
Hansi Flick: “In the end it’s the result that counts. I’m very satisfied with our attitude, the mentality and the desire to win. At 2-0 we missed the chance to make it 3-0. The victory is deserved. But in the end we made life difficult for ourselves, it required far too much energy. Köln did well then, us less so. I’m satisfied with the three points, less so with the game itself.”
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 Werder Bremen
Adi Hütter: “I’m not satisfied with the first 30 minutes because we didn’t play fast and aggressively enough. We played too unimaginative, complicated and slow and didn’t win the second balls and also played too slowly from one side to the other. The second half was more Eintracht-like when we invested a lot and played more vertically and had more chances and possession.
“The substitutes did our game good. Aymen Barkok and Amin Younes have provided a breath of fresh air. I put Aymen on the right side because he brings a different element to this position than the other winger players. That was important today because Bremen stood deep. I am pleased, that he showed what a great player he is.”
Florian Kohfeldt: “We definitely had one or two shaky moments at the back that were dangerous, but we were dangerous at the other end of the pitch throughout the game. We knew before the game of course that Frankfurt like to make use of a flexible structure and that we wouldn’t be able to defend against that one-on-one. It’s always been part of realistically assessing our opponents to look at what will and won’t work. That’s why we allowed Frankfurt to have a bit more of the ball than we usually would today. We wanted to avoid Frankfurt’s three- and four-man set-up, so as not to give them the opportunity to draw us out of position and play around that.
The boys did this in a very disciplined manner – especially in the first half. The only thing missing was that cutting edge when we had the ball. Frankfurt were the better team with the ball, but we wanted that and we didn’t panic. There was no question that they were going to score in the second half, but I’d say that we had our fair share of chances too. All in all, the game played out like we imagined it would and I’m satisfied with the team’s performance and how they implemented the gameplan.”
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 RB Leipzig
Marco Rose: “It’s a good win and an important win for us. It was a tough game for both sides out there. At the start of the game, you could naturally see that both teams had played midweek and had tired legs. Nevertheless, both sides worked their way into the game – it was a balanced contest. We had one or two chances that were much more clear cut than Leipzig’s, although they had more overall. That’s why it’s such a well-deserved victory for me at the end of the day.
“We’re delighted with the win because we didn’t concede and worked hard to stay in the lead until the end of the game. Hannes got the chance to play against the club he arrived from and I know that he can handle situations like that very well -it motivates him. He took the chance with both hands and gave a fantastic performance. He showed today that he can be a valuable player for us and I’m very happy for him.”
Julian Nagelsmann: “Both teams were more cautious than they may usually have been. In the first half, we were deeper than we planned but we defended quite well and didn’t allow any clear chances. The game felt like a draw, but unfortunately we lost. The team who scored the first goal always has the better hand in a game like this and that was Gladbach today. Looking at the stats, we were the better side.
“In the first 15 minutes of the second half we weren’t structured enough. After that we put them under a lot of pressure and had some great goalscoring chances. Marcel Sabitzer’s was a great chance but unfortunately it didn’t end in a goal.
“Overall, we didn’t create enough pressure on the opposition over 90 minutes and lost possession too many times via too many long balls. But there are worse things than losing to Gladbach. They are a good team with a good coach and good style of play. We have to look ahead and we’re looking forward to facing another great team in PSG at home on Wednesday.”
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