Castro: 'Won it in the first half'

Frankfurt - Bayer 04 Leverkusen's players agreed that their first-half performance was the key to their 2-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 33, while it was a day to remember for Frankfurt coach Armin Veh, who presided over his final home game before he departs the club in the summer.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

bundesliga.com brings you the post-match thoughts of the key protagonists at the Commerzbank Arena...

We had the game won in the first half I think. Our first-half performance was a lot better than the second, and after the break even we noticed that Frankfurt weren't really able to hit their normal stride. We've been in good form since the Hertha game and it's a bit of a shame we've only got one game left. If we can win that, though, we'll have made it a good end to the season.

We didn't let them have any chances and we could have made more of our opportunities as well. Winning gives you confidence and you can see that we're back in form now. We're almost back to the performance levels we had in the first half of the season.

We played against a team that had nothing to play for but we were really aggressive, especially in the first half. In the second half we really could have made better use of the ball and scored a couple more, and it was unfortunate that we didn’t.

Eintracht Frankfurt

[Under Armin Veh] I've won promotion, qualified for Europe and then reached the Europa League knockout stages. Those are experiences you don't forget and I can only say a massive thank you to him.
It’s disappointing that we weren’t able to play well today. There’s no shame in losing to Leverkusen because they’re a good team but our performance wasn’T up to scratch today. The stadium was full and it was our coach’s final home game and we wanted to put on a better display.

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