A fair result at the end of a game of two halves: that was the general consensus from both camps following Hamburger SV's 1-1 draw with VfL Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Hamburger SV
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburg striker): "We did a great job in the first half and we were clearly the better team. We also started the second half well, but then we came unstuck and Wolfsburg kept turning up the pressure. We had problems making the right decisions. We should have played much better on the counter. It's never good to concede a late equaliser, even though Wolfsburg deserved it. All in all, a point in Wolfsburg is a good result."
Bruno Labbadia (Hamburg head coach): "We started brilliantly and wanted to continuously unsettle Wolfsburg so that they wouldn't get into the game. That worked perfectly in the first half and we nicked a goal. Obviously you can't keep Wolfsburg at bay forever. They turned up the pressure in the second half and we gave the ball away too often. Overall, it was a passionate performance against a top footballing side. We'd have preferred to take three points, but that's something we'll work on in the future."
Rene Adler (Hamburg goalkeeper): "It was a difficult game. We prepared really well for the game and the coach's plan of putting Wolfsburg under pressure early and breaking quickly worked very well, especially in the first half. Wolfsburg have some quality individuals, though, and that showed in the second half. We had to focus on the defensive side of things in and I think the draw is a fair result. Everyone had to give 100 per cent and that's what we did."
Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg head coach): "We encountered too many problems in the first half. If we'd have imposed ourselves on the game and made the right decisions earlier, we might have created more chances. At the moment, we just keep making too many mistakes. It was the case against Dortmund and it was the same today. After going a goal down, it took a massive effort, but we were much better in the second half. We were patient and created a lot of chances. Considering we only took one, we have to be happy with the point."