Notiert von Alexander Werner und Christoph Pieper
You could see the disappointment in the players at the final whistle. “It feels like a defeat today,” said Niklas Moisander just after the final whistle as Werder conceded a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw against Nürnberg. The Green-Whites took the lead through Johannes Eggestein but were unable to secure a victory away from home. “I’m not satisfied with our performance today. We didn’t have any movement off the ball, poor positional play, no tempo and were not comfortable in position,” explained Florian Kohfeldt after the match.
Here is the post match reaction to the match in Nürnberg.
Florian Kohfeldt: "We certainly wanted to win and show that we have gone one step further following the Hinrunde. However, we played poorly in the first half and didn't show any composure in possession. I'm not satisfied with today's performance."
Niklas Moisander: “We didn’t play well, especially in the first half. Florian Kohfeldt had a lot to say to us at half-time. We managed to take the lead in the second half and had to win the match. Today feels like a defeat.”
Davy Klaassen: “The first half performance was one of the worst that I have experienced. We didn’t give Nürnberg any dangers whatsoever and didn’t play well at all. We didn’t create enough chances. We won’t win matches if we play like this again. We had to win today and move on.”
Max Kruse: "If we're totally honest, we didn't deserve to win today. We are really disappointed. We didn't approach the battles correctly and allowed ourselves to lose focus."
Johannes Eggestein: "We are all really disappointed. Ahead of the match, we said we wanted to play well and we lacked our cutting edge for most of the match."
Frank Baumann: “We haven’t secured as many points as we wanted. Everything was possible in each of the three matches we have played so far this year. We simply haven’t done enough. we need to put this behind and focus on Tuesday’s trip to Dortmund.”
Johannes Eggestein: “I am optimistic. We have two matches this week and we can use them to our advantage. We have to take something successful out of this week.”