NEWS: 16.05.2020

"Dealt with the situation well" - Frankfurt match reaction

"Dealt with the situation well" - Frankfurt match reaction
Yann Sommer: "I'm really proud of the team". Photo: Jan Hübner

We gathered the reaction from the players and coaches after Borussia's 3-1 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt as the Bundesliga returned on Saturday.

Yann Sommer: We're all really pleased with the win. We dealt with the current situation really well after a long break. I'm really proud of the team. We tried to forget about things that we can't influence and concentrated on what happens on the pitch instead. We did that brilliantly in the first ten minutes. We controlled the game after our early 2-0 lead and saw it home well at the end. There's eight games to go and we're in a good position, although we have a lot of work ahead of us.

Jonas Hofmann: In terms of the way we played, it was a very good performance. We played it out from the back really well, which is no mean feat after a 66-day break. We laid down the foundations for this performance over the past few weeks. We kept the ball well, refused to sit back and kept up the intensity. We really wanted to start with a win in to go into the final games with a positive mentality. We managed to do that really well. Because of the result I can only laugh about the chance that I missed. It was quite embarrassing, but luckily we won the game so it didn’t matter in the end.

Marcus Thuram: It was really nice to get back on the scoresheet, but the most important thing today was that we won. We had been preparing really well during this time without football for whenever we could come back. We've been training a lot, spoken to each other all the time and analysed a few performances together as a group. We prepared ourselves so well for this game, especially given the short amount of time we had to do so. I'll have to pace myself a little more in the coming matches, I was so tired at the end there. We got the three points today, and now we have eight games left to play, and so we'll turn our attentions to the next game against Leverkusen.

Marco Rose: I'm really happy to have gotten the win. I think it was a good team performance given the circumstances. We could even have won by a greater margin. It was a little nervy at the end after their goal, but I think all in all we worked had and played some good football. We wanted to play our own game and we did that well for the most part. We tried to go about the game as we normally would even if it's not all that much fun playing under these conditions, but the most important thing is that everyone is up for playing football, even if we have to do it without the fans.

Frankfurt head coach Adi Hütter: When you go 1-0 down after 40 seconds and then concede another seven minutes later, it’s obviously going to be extremely difficult from there against such a good team. I can’t really understand or explain why we were caught napping in the opening stages. We lost all of our 50-50s early on. After that, we tried to push forward – especially in the second half I saw a lot of things that weren’t bad at all. But you just can’t make this many mistakes against such a good opponent, so we did deserve to lose in the end.