Stindl misses out, Elvedi and Hofmann return
The Foals began a new week of training on Tuesday morning without injured captain Lars Stindl.
Matthias Ginter and Jonas Hofmann gave their thoughts after the 2-2 draw away to Inter Milan.
Matthias Ginter: In a few hours time we’ll be pleased about the point, but right after the game we are a bit disappointed. It’s annoying to concede an equaliser in the 90th minute after only making it 2-1 a few minutes before the end. The fact that the goal was avoidable makes it even more frustrating. Even though some of our bigger players weren’t on the pitch, we should have defended the corner better. We didn’t let them have many chances over the course of game. In the first half, we didn’t find much space and lost possession a lot. We did things better after the penalty to make it 1-1 and deserved the point in the end.
Jonas Hofmann: There was of a rollercoaster of emotions in the final few minutes. We had to wait a while to see if my goal was going to count or not. Not many people would have thought before the game that we would take something from Inter Milan. After the game, I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed about only getting a point. We gave it our all to try and see it home from 2-1 but didn’t defend the corner well enough, which is extremely disappointing. The game really came to life after the penalty. We weren’t great going forwards at the start of the game and didn’t find much space. We perhaps weren’t confident enough too. Inter’s main tactic was to play it up to Lukaku, who held up the ball while the rest of the team pushed up and supported him. It was tough at times to get a defender in front and behind Lukaku, but I think our defenders did a good job in the end. We deserved to take a point with us tonight.