Mainz - After 1. FSV Mainz 05's 1-1 draw at home to VfB Stuttgart, there was only one talking point. The home side felt unfortunate to have conceded from Filip Kostic's 72nd-minute cross, while for the travelling ensemble, the overriding emotion was one of relief that the goal had earned them a valuable point.
1. FSV Mainz 05
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match chatter from the Coface Arena...
Johannes Geis: We worked really hard from the off and gave it everything. I think we put them under lots of pressure, although they had a few good phases in the second half and then we conceded an unlucky goal. When you're on a losing run and you throw away a one-goal lead, it's tough to take. Obviously, it's good we've taken a point but a win would have been much better received.
Nikolce Noveski: I haven't seen the goal yet, but in that sort of situation, it's never easy to defend. It was tough because I was quite far away from the goal. I thought we played well apart from the unfortunate goal and probably should have won.
Christian Gentner: Considering the way the game went, we can be happy with the point. For me, it was a fairly even game, and we could have made it 1-1 right at the start of the second half. Having said that, we had a little bit of luck in some situations as well. The point will do us good and it could prove vital at the end of the season.
Sven Ulreich: We knew that Mainz would put us under a lot of pressure in front of their own fans, but we did really well as a team and put in a really good display in the second half. For us, it was important to pick up a point on the road and now we want to get more in the remaining two games of the year.
Timo Baumgartl: We defended well and didn't allow them many chances throughout the game. For the foul I gave away which led to the free-kick [from which Mainz opened the scoring], I should have been a bit more intelligent. Saying that, we deserved a draw based on our second-half performance and in a relegation battle, you need every point. Now we need to recover our strength for our next away game in Hamburg.