Hanover - There were mixed feelings in the Hannover 96 and Hertha Berlin dressing rooms after Friday's 1-1 draw at the HDI Arena.
bundesliga.com reviews the post-match thoughts of some of those involved...
Änis Ben-Hatira: We have to give ourselves a bit of kudos today. I'm really proud of the team. Despite going 1-0 down, we kept our shape. There were a fair few players lining up to take the free kick which confused the goalkeeper, but if Ronny steps up you can be sure the ball will go in. I don't begrudge him the goal. I'm really happy for him. We deserved the goal and maybe even a second. We hit the post and had the chance to bring home the points. We would have deserved all three points, but we'd rather take one than none at all.
Sebastian Langkamp: It's annoying because we put so much into it today. We even had an effort that struck the post and Adrian [Ramos] also had a really good chance. We could even have won the odd penalty. I'm really happy for Ronny. Of course it was difficult for him not being in the starting line-up, but that speaks volumes about him as a person. The whole team showed that they never give up and always want to carry on playing. We want to play proper football and even though that doesn't always happen, we're happy to go home with a point. In the end, we have nothing to complain about. Hannover have played really well in the last few years and have even played in the [UEFA] Europa League. You shouldn't forget that.
Edgar Prib: We didn't do enough today, especially in the second half and then Hertha put us under pressure. We have to be tighter. The more we do that, the better we'll be able to compete in the challenges. That didn't happen for us today.
Arthur Sobiech: It's definitely two points dropped. We led 1-0 for pretty much the entire game and then to concede an equaliser from a free kick is bitter. They're [Hertha] fifth in the table behind us and have picked up many points, but we know our strengths at home and want to win every game here. The fans here are fantastic. They really get behind us, so to draw is a real shame.