USA international Fabian Johnson was happy Hoffenheim didn't "lose their heads" away to Gladbach on Saturday © imago
USA international Fabian Johnson was happy Hoffenheim didn't "lose their heads" away to Gladbach on Saturday © imago

Johnson: 'We've rediscovered our quality'

Möchengladbach - In a match that was a microcosm of their season so far, 1899 Hoffenheim demonstrated both their ruthless attacking talent and sloppy defending away to Borussia Möchengladbach, with each side taking a point from a 2-2 draw.

1899 Hoffenheim rounds-up the thoughts of some the game's key participants...

Fabian Johnson: I was kicked in the foot before the penalty was given so in my opinion the decision was definitely the right one. [Coach] Markus Gisdol told us during half-time that we should forget the scoreline. We tried to continue playing our style of football and to create chances in front of goal. We did that really well. After falling two goals behind in the first-half, we've got to be pleased to take a point. We've rediscovered our quality as a team without losing our heads.

Kevin Volland: We're happy to be taking a point from Mönchengladbach and overall I think the 2-2 scoreline is a fair result. We were asleep in the first half, we didn't go into the tackles properly and we conceded two goals after switching off for a couple of seconds. However, I think the way we came back as a team and gave everything together after the break was fantastic.

Borussia Möchengladbach

Tony Jantschke: We were perhaps a little lucky to take the lead and even managed to make it 2-0, but we still failed to kill the game off. As a result, Hoffenheim were relentless in pressing us at 2-0. That makes life very difficult for us as defenders. It came down to the quality Hoffenheim have that they were able to turn the match around. It's left us with a bitter taste in our mouths.

: We started well and went 2-0 up but even in the first half we allowed them too many shots on goal. After the break Hoffenheim were by far the better team. We just couldn't keep hold of the ball and were chasing after it a lot. Over the course of the 90 minutes I think 2-2 was a fair result. The two points we've won this year are obviously not enough. We're expecting a tough fight in Braunschweig and we'll need to show we can win a match.