Lars Stindl and Raffael reflect on going behind at Hannover 96. - © © imago / Revierfoto
Lars Stindl and Raffael reflect on going behind at Hannover 96. - © © imago / Revierfoto

Stindl laments Gladbach loss at former club Hannover

Lars Stindl and his Borussia Mönchengladbach team-mates were left frustrated after another poor performance on the road ended in a 2-0 defeat to basement boys Hannover 96 in Matchday 30's curtain-raiser.

Hannover 96 2-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Goals: 1-0 Anton (49’), 2-0 Sobiech (60’)

Lars Stindl (Gladbach attacker): "We didn’t show nearly enough today. You have to look at the season as a whole. When you consider how we started the campaign we’ve still managed to put ourselves in a great position. We have to take it one game at a time, though, and try to pick up points in our remaining games. We prepared well for the game and wanted to close the gap on the teams above us, but we just have to keep focusing on ourselves and not on other teams."

Martin Stranzl (Gladbach defender): "We made too many mistakes today. If you have problems in controlling the ball and in passing the ball, you shouldn’t be surprised when you lose the game. We also only created two chances, which isn’t enough. We’ve dropped more points on the road, so we have to make up for it at home next week. We’ve been training in a very focused manner all week, so that’s not the reason [for the defeat]. Perhaps it’s something we all need to sit down and discuss. We have to be braver and play our football on the road."

Andre Schubert (Gladbach coach): "We had to make a lot of changes which isn’t easy. There wasn’t any real flow in our game and the opponents were very aggressive. We didn’t start the game very well and weren’t aggressive enough in our play. We didn’t get close enough to Hannover and weren’t tight enough in midfield. We’re a team that usually plays good football - as our position in the table shows - but we didn’t manage to do that today."