BVB Head Coach Thomas Tuchel also had the impression that you could notice "the high pressure and strain of the last weeks" that his team had been under after the win against Augsburg. But still the BVB Head Coach spoke about a "well deserved victory". Mats Hummels and Roman Bürki were of the same opinion. The comments to the game.
Thomas Tuchel: „you could tell the high pressure and strain we have been under in the last few weeks in the first half and for long spells in the second half. We found it difficult to play our counter pressing game. After we went behind it then became even more difficult. Getting the equaliser before half time was extremely important. After the half time break we managed to open up a bit more and we were dangerous in attack. All in all it was a complicated game and we deserved to win."
Mats Hummels: „This game was proof again of how mature we are. Going behind 0-1 was annoying, but we did stay calm after conceding and we knew exactly that we had enough time to get back into the game. Augsburg concentrated on defending nearly throughout the whole game, that is why it was not easy. But we played into the spaces we know we can and we knew that there would be a stage when Augsburg can't defend anymore. Everyone - including me - made some little mistakes in the first half, after the break we concentrated more and more and played the ball much better. After we made it 3-1 we were brilliant in the way we let the ball and the opponent run."
Roman Bürki: „at the start we lacked concentration a bit, we had problems getting into the game. We made life more difficult for ourselves than was necessary. The fact that Augsburg then scored one goal from two chances was double bitter for us. Still, the way we played in the first half was not the way we had expected to play. But we did not get flustered and of course we are always confident and can build on that. We simply know what we are capable of. That is why we did not get nervous and we played our game. That was the key to success."
„The equaliser just before half time really hurt“
Markus Weinzierl: „in the first 40 minutes we played just to plan. Unfortunately we then conceded the equaliser just before half time. That hurt. When we conceded the goal to make it 1-2 we made three little mistakes. When you are playing a world class team like this that means you will concede a goal. All in all our performance was not that bad and we didn't get overwhelmed even though we conceded three goals." (djg)