SC Freiburg goalkeeper Oliver Baumann was disappointed his side couldn't make the most of their early lead against Hertha BSC Berlin
SC Freiburg goalkeeper Oliver Baumann was disappointed his side couldn't make the most of their early lead against Hertha BSC Berlin

Baumann: "We would have deserved to win"

Freiburg - There were mixed feelings in both camps following Freiburg's 1-1 draw at home to Hertha BSC Berlin on Sunday afternoon.

SC Freiburg rounds up both sides' post-match thoughts...

Oliver Baumann: What annoys me the most is that we didn’t make it 2-1 at the end. I think we would have deserved to win here today. The team battled incredibly well, we gave everything we had and just couldn’t manage to score a second goal. There was some misfortune involved, which makes it even harder to accept. There’s no way we should be letting them make it 1-1 from a throw-in. It’s just a shame that we didn’t reward ourselves, considering our chances and what we invested in the game, but we’re on the right track. Uncertainty is to be expected when so many new players come into the fold, but I think we’re well organised and though we were a little unlucky today, we’ve got to keep fighting and do everything we can to make sure we pick up three points soon.

Admir Mehmedi: As a striker you always want to score goals, but we were unlucky not to be able to win. At the moment it seems like whenever I score we fail to win and I hope next time I don’t score so that we can take all three points (laughs). We got into the game really well and opened the scoring early. We had our opponents under control for long periods of the match and gave them very few shots on goal. Then the throw-in brought about the equaliser and then it took us about 15 minutes after the break to get ourselves back into the game.

Hertha Berlin

Levan Kobiashvili: It was great to return to my former club and make my first appearance of the season. It’s a shame I came on because of the injury to [John Anthony] Brooks, but I was delighted to be involved and really enjoyed myself. Unfortunately we didn’t come away with three points like we had imagined for ourselves, but overall I think both teams deserved to take a point. It’s always difficult to play in Freiburg. I know that from the time I spent here. Especially because this season and last season the team play with a lot of aggression at home and look to put the other team under pressure and that made life difficult for us in the opening 15-20 minutes. We got ourselves into the game though and had a grip on proceedings. Neither side put in an exceptional performance, but that’s why a draw was the right result.

Johannes van den Bergh: I'm not quite sure [if it's a point gained or two points lost]. We were the better side. After two defeats we wanted to come away with the points, but 1-1 was probably about the right result. We knew what we wanted to do, but Freiburg were offensive, pressed and unsettled us. We also made some silly mistakes early in the game. After 20 minutes, we found a bit of stability and the second half was much better. It's never good to concede away from home at that time, but rather than concede a second or third, we equalised fairly quickly. We've come away with a draw. We have to live with that.