Hamburg - Relief, regret and a good dose of pragmatism all went into the pot following Hamburger SV's 1-1 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday afternoon.

bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts of some of those involved in Matchday 8's penultimate fixture…

Hamburger SV


Pierre-Michel Lasogga: We gave it everything and had chances to win the game, especially the one with Zoltan Stieber. For my goal I managed to stay calm and hit it in the near corner. We wanted three points so I'm a bit gutted for the team, but a draw is probably a fair result. Since the Bayern game, we’ve all been looking upwards. We have a good system under the new coach.

Rafael van der Vaart: It was an interesting game. We had a bad few minutes in the first half and they took advantage of that well. Both teams had chances. The fans know that we don't give up. Hoffenheim had a couple of opportunities to score again at 1-0 and we were a bit lucky to still be in the game, but as the match went on we fought well and pulled ourselves back into it. We might have even won it in the second half.

Heiko Westermann: If you look at the chances, you'd have to say that we should have scored the second. We didn't though and that's frustrating. We made it hard for ourselves by not doing that. I think we did an okay job and were probably the better team, but we're frustrated not to have got a winning goal.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim


Kevin Volland: They put us under a lot of pressure in the second half. We had some good opportunities to counter in the first half that we didn’t make the most of. We didn't move the ball quickly enough and we made some sloppy mistakes in possession. On the balance of play it's a good point for us. It's a lot of fun playing and training with the team. We're taking things game by game.

Oliver Baumann: In the second half they really threw a lot at us, but we stayed solid at the back, which was encouraging. We were a bit slow in transition and made some mistakes in possession, but it's another game unbeaten. I'm trying my best to help the team and do my job.

Andreas Beck: First of all it's another game unbeaten, which is good. We're happy with that. We also know that we could have done better. In the first half we did well and a lot came off for us, but they put us under a lot of pressure in the second half.