Bremen meanwhile, were keen to take the positives from an encounter that left them in 17th place in the table. bundesliga.com rounds up the best of the post-match reaction from the Commerzbank Arena...
Eintracht FrankfurtAlexander Meier: We want to pick up as many points as possible and we need to keep looking over our shoulder at the other end of the table. We’ve now won three in a row but if we lose the next three then we’re back in the thick of it at the bottom, so we shouldn’t give this result too much importance. We didn’t play well in the first half, which made our second-half display all the better. It doesn’t matter who scores the goals for us. I’ve said before that a Bayern player will win the Torjägerkanone at the end of the season and I still believe that. [Haris Seferovic] and I understand each other well and it’s improving all the time. I’m normal; he’s crazy. Haris Seferovic: It’s alway enjoyable to play in front of our fans in this stadium. Alex [Meier] has got so much experience; I’m a young striker who’s perhaps a little bit more daring. He’s got ten goals and I’ve got five, so I think we complement each other very well out on the pitch. Marc Stendera: Scoring at home is even better than scoring away. I was in a good position and just hit the ball without really thinking about it. It sliced off my laces a bit, but it was better that it did because it spun outwards.
SV Werder BremenClemens Fritz: The goals we conceded were unfortunate but Frankfurt played well and were very physical. We didn’t defend well, didn’t go into the challenges in the right way and gave the ball away too cheaply going forward - we can’t deny that. We’d have been up to 12th with a win but as it is we’re down in 17th. The league is really tight. The only thing that matters for us is to continue along the same path we’ve started on in recent weeks, even if we took a step backwards today. Felix Kroos: We had the chance to make it 2-2 but we weren’t three goals worse than them. It was unfortunate but we didn’t do enough. We’ve take nothing from the game and we gave to move on.
Fin Bartels: We planned for the game to turn out differently today. We gave them too much room and conceded sloppy goals. We were doing ok while the score was still 1-1, but after going behind again we threw eveything forward and so it was obvious Frankfurt would have more space. At the moment all the teams are packed so tightly together that even just one victory can change everything. The best thing for us to do is not to look at the table, but instead to concentrate on our own performances. Our next home game is important, so now we have to analyse this match and start from scratch against Hannover [on Matchday 15]. Zlatko Junuzovic: I don’t think any of the teams at the bottom of the table will be able to pull clear before the winter break. There are five or six sides down here, so home games are crucial. That’s what we’re concentrating on, especially our next game against Hannover.
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