Frankfurt - It may not have been the most convincing of performances, but the relief was clear to see on the faces of Eintracht Frankfurt’s players as they picked up their first home win of the season against high-flying Hertha Berlin.
bundesliga.com rounds up the reactions of the game's key protagonists...
Alexander Meier: We didn’t play that well today, but it’s understandable that after going the whole first half of the season without a win on home soil that we weren’t going to be brimming with self-confidence. The important thing was that we were very well set-up at the back. Therefore, overall, our performance today was ok. You just need to look at the table to see how tight it is, but if we play like today we'll get our confidence back.
Carlos Zambrano: I’m very satisfied with being able to finally collect another win on home soil. It was really important for us. We took a look at the league table before the game and saw how far we had slipped in the standings. That made it even more important for us to win.
Per Skjelbred: Of course [we’re upset with the result]. Today was a difficult away game for us, it always is in Frankfurt. They’re a good team, but we maybe weren’t good enough and I personally made a mistake by not making contact with a long ball forward. That’s football sometimes, but it’s a shame. If it had been 0-0, maybe we could have snuck a winner on the counter attack in the last ten minutes. When you’re 1-0 down though, you’ve got to equalise quickly. We fought well and we had a few good moments, but we couldn’t produce the last pass or the clinical touch in front of goal.
Peter Niemeyer: We gave very little away, but still left empty-handed which is a bitter pill to swallow. We lost concentration for just moment in the whole game, which is incredibly frustration. We knew that Frankfurt would be very compact and that we maybe wouldn’t have so many chances, but we still should have done better up front.
Fabian Lustenberger: We played well because we only gave away one clear-cut chance in front of goal, which Frankfurt were ice-cold in making the most of. Everything came together, but for one situation. We didn’t have that many chances, but we weren’t clinical enough when they did come around and we’ve got to work on that. If we do we’ll pick up points again. We’re still on the right track and will do everything to beat Nürnberg at home next weekend.