Manuel Akanji praised the defending in the aftermath of the 2-0 victory in Wolfsburg. Michael Zorc felt his team had produced a "decent performance" and addressed Mats Hummels' chance of being involved on Tuesday evening.
Michael Zorc: "All in all, it was a deserved victory with a good opening half. We saw it through comfortably towards the end too. We had a slight dip immediately after the break. Wolfsburg were dominant at that point and had one or two opportunities to score. Perhaps we needed time to reorganise following the injury-enforced departure of Mats Hummels. He's been experiencing problems with his Achilles tendon for some time, but we hope he'll be able to play again on Tuesday. All in all, it was a decent performance. It's never easy to play in Wolfsburg. VfL have a lot of individual quality within the team. But we performed well; the statistics are strongly in our favour."
Manuel Akanji: "It was hard work. We had to defend well for a long time. We were happy when we scored the second goal. The red card took a bit of pressure away in the final minutes as well. We defended well for the full 90 minutes and only allowed them one chance through Renato Steffen, which fortunately did not lead to a goal. We scored two goals and did not concede any, so that's very positive. We were careless with the ball towards the beginning of the second half. Either we made a mistake in our build-up play or we played the second ball too quickly going forward. Sometimes you get periods like that in a match. But the most important thing is that we remained defensively solid, gave away as little as possible and managed to ride out such spells."
Thomas Delaney: Physically we are not used to so many games, but that applies to Wolfsburg too. I'm not 100 percent in form yet, my condition still has a little room for improvement. We'll see again in the coming weeks that you can sometimes lose your control of a game."
Transcribed by Christina Reinke