Wolfsburg's Diego Benaglio (c.) and Augsburg's Dominik Kohr (r.) both admitted the draw was a fair result. - © © imago / Action Pictures
Wolfsburg's Diego Benaglio (c.) and Augsburg's Dominik Kohr (r.) both admitted the draw was a fair result. - © © imago / Action Pictures

Benaglio: 'Have to live with the point'

FC Augsburg and VFL Wolfsburg took a point which left everybody happy on Matchday 14, even if both sides would have preferred to have come away with a win.

Augsburg 0-0 Wolfsburg

bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match chatter from the WWK ARENA.

Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg goalkeeper): "I think the draw's pretty fair. Of course we had planned to take more; we wanted to create more goalscoring chances, but it's important that we didn't concede. Of course we would have preferred to win. Augsburg did a good job and you could sense right from the start that they wanted the fight here. We have to live with the point. We face Dortmund next and want to extend our excellent record at home. I'm confident we'll play a good game against them."

Christian Träsch (Wolfsburg defender): "We came here for three points and could have put a bit of a cushion over the teams below us in the league. It was tough and Augsburg did well, so a point is fair. We kept playing passes backwards when we had the chance to hit them forwards and so we have to work on that."

Maximilian Arnold (Wolfsburg midfielder): "We have enough quality to deal with games like these and we really had to be a bit cleverer than we were at times, with some better passing. Unfortunately we were unable to create chances and ended up taking shots from distance. Of course we're not too happy with a 0-0 draw."

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg coach): "We did a good job defensively, but we were often lacking the final ball and touch up front, as has been the case in many of our recent away games. We really needed to put more into our attacking game in order to force a goal, but we weren't able do that so we have to live with the 0-0. We can live with it quite well actually, because we knew beforehand how hard it is to take something away from Augsburg."

Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg defender): "We wanted the three points, but in the end we only got one against a top side. It's a fair result overall, and we're happy to take the point because every point is important in the situation we are in. I had a glorious opportunity which I really should have taken, and we had several good chances with headers in the second half. It's just a pity we didn't take any of these."

Dominik Kohr (Augsburg midfielder): "We were compact and strong in the tackle. Of course we could have taken the lead, but we should still be proud of getting a point. It was a great team performance and we can take a lot of positives from this for the future. Now we have to pick up more points in our coming matches."

Alexander Esswein (Augsburg forward): "We did a really good job for much of the time against really strong opposition, and it was an intense match with lots of ups and downs. I think both teams can live with this point."

Philipp Max (Augsburg defender): "The most important thing without doubt is that we've kept a clean sheet again. That's something we had put the focus on in training during the international break and I think you can see we’re much more stable defensively now. We put in a decent display, but unfortunately we couldn't get our reward, despite having good chances."

Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (Augsburg defender): "To keep a clean sheet against the side third in the table is certainly something we can live with. With a bit more effectiveness, we could even have taken all three points, but the most important thing is we're stable at the back again and we have not conceded."

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg coach): "This is our second clean sheet in a row, and we knew that the only way up is by taking small steps. We didn't concede much and we had two or three gilt-edged chances to win it, and you can't expect to get more than that against a side competing in the Champions League."