Japanese forward Yoshinori Muto proved to be 1. FSV Mainz 05’s saviour on Matchday 11, grabbing a hat-trick – including a last-minute equaliser – to salvage a point in a 3-3 draw away to FC Augsburg.
Speaking after the final whistle, the 23-year-old reflected on a hugely entertaining, if topsy-turvy, encounter.
Question: Yoshinori Muto, are you satisfied at scoring three goals? Or are you disappointed you did not get a fourth?
Muto: It would have been good if I’d got four as the team would've won the game. But we were 3-2 down, so it’s good that we managed to draw.
Question: Are you happy with the point?
Muto: No, not at all. We were 2-0 up and then gave away three goals. That’s something we need to improve on. It would've been a waste to have scored and still lost the game. We need to learn from this match for our next games.