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Press conference

Terzic: "We had to overcome so many obstacles"

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At the press conference, Edin Terzic spoke not only about the game but also explained the curious penalty incident and gave an update on the injured players.

…on the balance of play:
"It was an extremely intensive match for us that we could've made easier. We settled into the match very well, took an early lead and were able to extend it quickly, but we didn't manage to close the door and instead gave Gladbach the opportunity to find a route back into the game by pulling a goal back. We wanted to do a few things better in the second half. After the red card, it was a completely different match."

…on the lessons from the match:
"We had to overcome so many obstacles. We played two and a half days ago, we lost Seb Haller after two minutes, then came the red card, the injury to Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, the awarded and then overturned penalty – a big compliment for the way that the team defended until the end. It's extremely important for us to be going home as the victors."

…on the second penalty:
"Not only Marcel but also the goalkeeper and all the players around them were sure that the whistle had been blown. The fourth official immediately informed us that there had been no whistle from the referee and that he would review the whole incident once more."

…on the injuries to Sébastien Haller and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens:
"On his first touch of the ball, there was a challenge in which he unfortunately injured himself once again on the foot that has already been causing him problems for months. He was able to step on it lightly after the game and believes that it's not too bad. We're hoping that he won't be out for a long time. In Jamie's case, there was a situation in the first half where he took a knock. Shortly after the half-time break, he signalled that his back was seizing up. We hope that he'll be able to return to training tomorrow or the day after."

…on the absence of Jadon Sancho:
"He had gastrointestinal issues and didn't have an easy night, so we decided not to take any risks. We hope he will be able to return tomorrow."
Transcribed by Boris Rupert