"In a decisive phase of the match, we were not ready to invest everything," said coach Edin Terzic following the 3-2 defeat in Cologne, adding: "That's brutally frustrating and bitter."
"Despite all the adversities that have come our way in the last few days, we made a very good start to the game and were able to create a lot of chances; we also defended with great discipline and (at half-time) spoke about exactly what must not be allowed to happen at the beginning of the second half – we were all in agreement on that in the changing rooms. Unfortunately, you didn't see any of that," said Terzic at the press conference, continuing: "We were not ready to get stuck into the challenges in the first 15, 20 minutes of the second half. We were no longer clear and allowed the game to become wild. In that case, you can't be surprised to concede three goals here. Until the end, we tried everything to come away with at least a point. There were enough opportunities to take a draw from the match. When you concede three goals, the probability is very high that you will lose the game. That's frustrating. We will also analyse this and try to change it as quickly as possible." (br)