NEWS: 11.05.2019

"A big step forward"

"A big step forward"
Josip Drmic fired Borussia in front.

We collected all the key quotes following Die Fohlen's 4-0 win at Nürnberg.

Josip Drmic: "I feel great after this win. I was so happy to finally start again. We made it difficult for ourselves at the start and had to be extremely patient, but we knew we would open them up with a goal. And that’s exactly what happened. We were fully focused on the game because we were determined to win – we weren’t allowing ourselves to be distracted by other results. I’m happy it all worked out. Now we can go into the final match against Dortmund fully motivated."

Christoph Kramer: "Honestly, at half time I wouldn’t have expected us to go and win 4-0. But we also knew that Nürnberg absolutely had to win to have any chance of staying up, which fortunately created a lot more space for us in the second half. After the opening goal, we finally started to have fun as we could hit them on the counter. We have the Europa League locked up now, it’s great to have that already confirmed. It takes away some of the pressure from the final matchday. Now we want to go into the Dortmund game full strength and try to reach fourth place."

Sporting director Max Eberl: "It was fantastic the way the team fought from the first minute in the second half, and the way they demonstrated their quality. It was really good for us to take the lead. After that, the lads showed what they can do, and you can see how much a role the mental side of it can play. The win has put us in a great situation going into the final matchday. Seventh place is guaranteed, sixth place seems likely and we have a final against Dortmund to reach the Champions League. With a home win we have the chance to achieve something truly great."

Head coach Dieter Hecking: "Huge compliments to my team for how they went about their business today after a few difficult weeks. It’s telling when you look at the table and see we’re currently fourth, with every possibility of securing a Champions League spot on the final matchday. My team were extremely focused, but also a little too cautious going forward in the first half, because it was important for us not to concede. With the score in Stuttgart, which we heard about at the break, and our opening goal, things got a lot easier. The team showed today what they are capable of offensively. Now we want to raise the roof one last time at BORUSSIA-PARK on the final matchday."

Head coach Boris Schommers (1. FC Nürnberg): "On days like today there are definitely more important things to worry about than analysing the game. Unfortunately we have been relegated, but when you only have 19 points after 33 matches, you don’t deserve to stay in this league. I can only show my utmost respect to our fans for the way they supported us today, even after relegation was confirmed."

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