A draw the right result

Reaction to the Wolfsburg game

Werder picked up a point in Wolfsburg (Photo: nordphoto).
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Sunday, 03.03.2019 // 21:28 Uhr

Werder picked up a point in Wolfsburg and the general consensus was that it was the right result. Max Kruse got the equaliser for the Green-Whites. “We woke up after we conceded and got the equaliser that we deserved. A point is fair,” he said after the game. One negative from the game was the injury to Basti Langkamp, who has gone to hospital for an X-ray.

On the game:

Max Kruse scored the goal for Werder (Photo: nordphoto).

Frank Baumann: “We’re not unhappy getting a 1-1 draw in Wolfsburg. We didn’t get it right today with keeping the ball ourselves. We didn’t create enough chances, then it’s often a set piece that shapes the game. After that we were better and got ourselves a point. Both sides earned the draw in the end.

Florian Kohfeldt: “I think it’s one of the most difficult away games that we’ve had recently. Wolfsburg are very hard to beat and when they get room, it’s difficult to defend against. I was pleased with how we played without the ball, but we weren’t bold enough with the ball. That wasn’t very good. A draw is the fair result in the end.”

Max Kruse: “The way the game went, a draw after 90 minutes is okay. We showed more courage in the second half and we trusted ourselves more. We really woke up after we conceded. We were more attacking and changed the system. We deserved to get back on terms and we’re happy to get the point.

Philipp Bargfrede: “We are happy to have earned a point. The problem was that we didn’t do enough with our possession today. We weren’t clinical enough in our attacking play. Going behind was a signal of that but we then managed to put Wolfsburg under pressure. However at the end of the day, a point is not what we had imagined.”

Davy Klaassen: “It was a very stop-start game, with the whistle being blown a lot. We can’t be pleased with our performance in the first 60 minutes, but we were better after the hour mark.”

On the Schalke game:

Frank Baumann: “We have only made a little progress after the many draws. But there are still 30 points to be won and we will give everything to get as many as we can. We may have to put together a string of victories in order to achieve our goals – and it’s not impossible to do so.”

Max Kruse: “We need to do our homework and get the three points against Schalke next week. Everything is still possible.”

On Sebastian Langkamp’s injury:

Sebastian Langkamp injured his shoulder in the first half (Photo: nordphoto).

Frank Baumann: "Sebastian Langkamp is on his way to the hospital where he’ll get an X-ray. Something appears to have broken in his shoulder. It’s a real shame for Basti, who has earned himself a regular place in the team. We hope it’s not too bad."

Florian Kohfeldt: "He was lying down in the dressing room at half time with some bad pains in his shoulder. If we’re lucky, it won’t turn out to be too bad, but we’ll see after the examinations."