"We played very well from the start," said Lucien Favre at the press conference after the match against Hertha. Mistakes like the one that led to the late leveller are part of football, explained the coach, who shared his thoughts on Dan-Axel Zagadou and Mario Götze.

Lucien Favre on the start of the match:
"I think that we played very well from the start. For the offside goal, I don't know whether he was on, it was only two centimetres. The goal was disallowed. We had several chances to score. But Hertha were dangerous on the counter. Their team is very well organised, good in the air and strong when it comes to second balls."

...on the rest of the game:
"We absolutely wanted to win the match and had 25 strong minutes in the second half in which we dominated the match and created goalscoring chances. We had two or three opportunities to make the score 3-1. Unfortunately it didn't work. At the end we made a small mistake, but that's football."

...on the development of Dan-Axel Zagadou:
"He played very well today, and mistakes are part of the game. There was another mistake before the penalty. He's still only 19 and has made lots of progress. His development has been very good. He needs to keep going like that."

...on Mario Götze's display:
"I think Mario played very well. He showed very good movement and found solutions. He also helped a lot with the defensive work. He feels football." (cr)