Wolfsburg - Unsurprisingly, there were contrasting emotions voiced by both sets of players after relegation-threatened Hannover 96 came from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at the Volkswagen Arena against local rivals VfL Wolfsburg.

bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction from Lower Saxony...

VfL Wolfsburg


Bas Dost: "We played well and Hannover weren't up to our level in the first half, so there's no real reason we should only have taken a point. That's our fault. Obviously, we gave everything, and we knew how vital points were for Hannover. In fact, at the end, we owe Diego [Benaglio] one for making a great save. I don't really think we created enough chances, but normally a two-goal lead is enough, and unfortunately it wasn't on this occasion. I hadn't scored in a while, but it was a great ball from Kevin [De Bruyne] and I met it with a good run and managed to score. We've already showed as a team that we can cope with setbacks. It's been a great season."

Ivan Perisic: "It's a shame to have drawn. We were excellent in the first half and took a deserved two-goal lead. We shouldn't be conceding goals like we did for their first one, though. We'll have to analyse it closely and learn from it for the future. It's a real shame. I would have liked my goal to have been worth three points, even if it was a great finish. It's frustrating more than anything because we've certainly dropped two points."

Diego Benaglio: "When you throw away a two-goal lead, it obviously feels like a defeat. In the second half, there were lots of things which we simply shouldn't have allowed to happen. For that reason, we have to take this one on the chin. Their first goal came just at the wrong time because we were trying not to give them a lifeline. Even after they equalised in the second half, though, we went on to create some good chances, but we'll just have to take the point. We'll keep looking forward and move onto the next challenge in Paderborn. It's a vital, but certainly not an easy away game. We'll give everything there to make sure we emerge with three points."

Hannover 96


Salif Sane: "I've never scored a goal like that before. I've tried it in training and now it's come off in a match! We didn't lose today, picked up a good point and can now concentrate on our next game."

Christian Schulz: "It was a real battle and we showed great spirit to come back from two goals down. We could even have taken the win through Eddy [Edgar Prib] at the end. After half time, we tried to put on more pressure going forward and keep the ball better. It's always great when you get a reward. It's different to the last few games, when we've battled well and left empty-handed."

Ron-Robert Zieler: "I don't really know what to think after that. Obviously, we showed unbelievable team spirit and when you fight back from two goals down here in Wolfsburg, you have to be happy. However, we missed a big chance at the end and we obviously all wanted to get a win to take the pressure off ourselves at the bottom. We now have to keep fighting. We'll prepare well and have two home games left. If we play positively in those, we'll stay up. It was important for the whole team today that we came back. The coach explained things clearly at half time, we accepted that and showed a reaction on the field."

Leon Andreasen: "We played well for 15 minutes in the first half but then lost our structure completely and failed to close down the space. The coach rectified that at half time and we got our reward. It was an excellent second period and we'll need that sort of spirit in our remaining three games. To come back from 2-0 down in Wolfsburg is very positive. It was a great goal from Salif Sane and very important for us. We need every point and things are still in our own hands. Every game is now a final."

Edgar Prib: "It'll be a long night for me tonight [after his miss late on]. I enjoyed the second half, although in the first half we were asleep and Wolfsburg were very good. That second period, however, will give us plenty of confidence and with a performance like that, we won't go down. If we can produce that sort of display for 90 minutes against Werder Bremen, then we'll be successful."