NEWS: 04.10.2019

Herrmann: "A very important point"

Herrmann: "A very important point"
Patrick Herrmann scored the equaliser in the Europa League game at Istanbul Basaksehir to make the score 1-1

In an interview after the match, Patrick Herrmann spoke about his equaliser and the upcoming Bundesliga clash against FC Augsburg.

Patrick, you've got a point in Istanbul. What did you think of your performance?

Herrmann: We found it quite difficult. It was important for our morale not to lose this game and to take a point. We did well in the first half and had a chance or two. Basaksehir set up defensively and looked to counter-attack. In the end, we just threw everything forward and tried to get the ball over the line.

You scored an important equaliser to make it 1-1. What did you think of the goal?

Herrmann: The goal came from a set-piece. Raffael put the ball in the mixer, and it landed at Ramy Bensebaini's feet. His shot hit the crossbar and I was waiting by the far post because the ball ends up there a lot of the time and I just prodded it in.

You came on as a substitute in the second half. It must have been good for your confidence to score that goal.

Herrmann: It's always nice for a player to come on and get a decent amount of game time. I wanted to have an immediate impact. Because of the amount of games coming up, I obviously hope to get more playing time. And naturally scoring such an important goal gives you confidence.

Looking ahead to Sunday, how do you expect the game against Augsburg to go?

Herrmann: Augsburg are very difficult opponents. The team is very physical and look to send their big strikers through from the flanks. I think that it will be a very competitive match, but of course we definitely want to win at BORUSSIA-PARK. There's also the added bonus in playing against my former teammate Andre Hahn.