Schalke's Jermaine Jones was frustrated that his side was unable to play to their full potential over 90 minutes
Schalke's Jermaine Jones was frustrated that his side was unable to play to their full potential over 90 minutes

Jones: "This hurts"

Hanover - FC Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones was left frustrated at his side's inconsistency after losing away to Hannover 96, who were understandably rather more upbeat at the final whistle.

Schalke 04 rounds up the winners' and losers' post-match thoughts...

Jermaine Jones: We showed in the second half what we're capable of, but 45 minutes is not enough. We have to produce that quality for the entire game. Our fans were amazing, which is why this hurts even more that we were unable to give them something to celebrate. The whole team thanks our supporters.

Julian Draxler: It was a very frustrating first-half performance from us. The way we played was plainly not good enough. We had high hopes for this game, and then we played like rabbits caught in the headlights. The second half was much better from us, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for a point.

Timo Hildebrand: It seems like we need to concede a goal or get a red card to wake us up. At the moment, things are not working the way we imagined. The [PAOK] game is immensely important for the club, both sportingly and financially, and we’ve got to make sure we play the 90 minutes the way we played after the second half here in Hanover.

Hannover 96

Leon Andreasen: It was a great first half and we dominated it entirely. At times, we played some really, really good football and we got the three points. It was important for the fans today that we showed them that we just had a bad day against Gladbach. Football’s all about ups and downs and form on the day plays a big part. Now we’ve got this win and we can focus on the positives.

Hiroki Sakai: The most important thing is we won the game and we can be happy about that. We have to give it our best in every game. I was annoyed about the mistakes I made recently, but I was able to do things right today.

Artur Sobiech: We did everything really well in the first half up to the point when we led 2-0, and we could even have gone on to lead by a greater margin. We were then weaker in the second half and conceded, but we’re happy with the three points. Conceding unsettled us a bit, but we resisted right to the end.