Berlin - VfL Wolfsburg's Robin Knoche admitted victory was the most important thing against Hertha Berlin, however, the capital city sides' players didn't think the score was a fair representation of how the game unfolded.
bundesliga.com rounds-up what the protagonists had to say at the final whistle.
VfL Wolfsburg played very intelligently. We played really well for the first 20 minutes and even scored before half-time, but we needed to score the second. We had enough chances in the first and second half, but we were just a bit unlucky. I think we deserved a point. The chip from Adrian, Änis hit the crossbar at the very end, we had enough chances, but unfortunately we can’t boast 100% efficiency every week. They played very well until the very end.
We didn’t win because we made some little mistakes here and there, we could have been 2-0 or even 3-0 ahead, but allowed them to score an easy goal from a corner. Maybe we wanted too much, but then they scored the winner with a great shot out of nowhere. Usually we score a second goal. They didn’t deserve the win as we had a lot of chances, but that’s football, someone needs to win and someone needs to lose.
We didn’t let them have much going forward, only from a set piece. I personally should have defended better because he was my man, but overall against a strong Wolfsburg side, who are having a great season, we held our own even when we were 2-1 down. We need to take the positives out of it for our upcoming game against VfB Stuttgart and get some points.
Yesterday at training, I was in a similar situation and I also scored a goal.
First and foremost, it is important that we got three points today against a direct opponent in order to keep them at bay. Whether our success will continue, we will have to see next week.