WERDER.DE: You completed 100% of your passes against Bayern but said afterwards that you’d have preferred for it to be more like 90%. What do you have to say about your 97.6% completion rate against Köln?
Senne Lynen: I’m not really that focused on the numbers, and obviously 100% is better than 60%. But I’m more satisfied with the 97.6%, because it means that I attempted more risky passes than I did against Bayern. For example, the assist to make it 2-1, where my pass did manage to find the man (laughs).
WERDER.DE: How do you get on with your teammates on the pitch, and how important is communication to your position as a defensive midfielder?
Senne Lynen: Fortunately, ‘football-speak’ out on the pitch, so instructions like ‘turn’ or ‘shoot,’ are easy to understand. I’ve also just started taking a German course, together with Olivier Deman. Your teammates have to be able to count on you out on the pitch, but that doesn’t have to do with language really, that’s more about your own performance.
WERDER.DE: Is there someone on the team that you got on well with straight away?
Senne Lynen: The first person that comes to mind is Romano Schmid. Purely because he talks a lot. He’s just a really funny guy.