Stuttgart - Bottom club VfB Stuttgart are refusing to bury their heads in the sand following the obvious disappointment of Friday's at home to Hertha Berlin. rounds up what some of the players made of Matchday 24's opening fixture at the Mercedes-Benz-Arena...

VfB Stuttgart

"Unfortunately the goal didn't happen for us. Of course that's frustrating, but we'll stick together. The passion's there. We desperately need three points to take us forward. That's the biggest disappointment today. Our morale's fine. If we show that in the next ten games, we'll get it done - no question."

"It was a difficult game, but I think it was one of our best performances in recent weeks. We had lots of possession and applied plenty of pressure. We wanted to win for the fans and for ourselves, but unfortunately it didn't happen."

"Obviously we're disappointed. We played well up until the 18-yard box. That little bit of luck was missing, which is a shame. We're allowed to be disappointed, but we still have ten more games. If we play like this, then it's only going to be a matter of time before we win again."

Hertha Berlin

"I think we can be happy. We ran a lot and won lots of tackles. We wanted to break better, but couldn't. We’ve kept two clean sheets in a row though and that's something we can build on."

"It was a decent comeback [from injury] for me, but it would have been nicer to win. For me personally it was great to be back. Stuttgart put us under a lot of pressure so we can be happy with the point. I think we defended very well, had chances up front and could have scored, but now look ahead and we’ve got to get points against Schalke at home."

"It was a hard-fought point for us. We reacted too much tonight rather than being pro-active. We could have done better on some of our breaks, but we've got to live with the point today because Stuttgart were better than us. Stuttgart don't deserve to be down there anyway. They've got good quality in their team and a chain of unfortunate events has led to their current struggle."