Freiburg - Following a hard-fought encounter of few chances, in which both sides maintained their discipline throughout, SC Freiburg were left to rue dropping points on home soil against Borussia Mönchengladbach, who under the circumstances were pleased with their first 0-0 draw of the calendar year.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reactions of the protagonists involved...
Granit Xhaka: It kind of feels like a win for us. We knew it would be really difficult in Freiburg. If you look at the game as a whole I think we can live with the point. You’ve got to compliment Freiburg, because they played well. At the same time we were perhaps a little tired, which was why we lacked movement.
Tony Jantschke: I don’t think you necessarily had to blow for the penalty, but it would have been difficult for the referee to see it. The same goes for the goal that was disallowed. In the end, taking a point was perhaps a bit lucky. We had a hard time of it and were too slow up front. If you look at our previous results in Freiburg, though, today’s result is almost like a bonus point.
Christoph Kramer: We’ve taken a point today, haven’t lost a game during a week when we played twice and collected two draws in the Bundesliga against unforgiving and so-called bogey teams. From that perspective everything is okay.
Roman Bürki: It’s a little disappointing. Overall today we were definitely the better team and had the better chances, so it’s a shame that we’ve only taken a point on home soil. [The missed] penalty wasn’t our biggest problem today. We weren’t as clinical with our final pass and could have been quicker pulling the trigger, but overall our performance, especially at the back, was very good.
Dani Schahin: It was a lot of fun for me to be back on the pitch and playing in the Bundesliga after an unbelievably long time. The coach [Christian Streich] set us up really well and we knew what we needed to do and what Gladbach were capable of. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to collect a win, but we can definitely look to build on this performance.