The coaches’ verdict on the Wolves’ 1-1 draw at Hertha.
VfL head coach Oliver Glasner was happier than his opposite number Bruno Labbadia following VfL’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday. While Labbadia lamented his side’s missed opportunities and lack of fortune, Glasner was thrilled with his team’s “great reaction” during difficult periods of the match.
Oliver Glasner: “Looking at the 90 minutes as a whole, we can be very happy with the point. We started the game very well, even though we fell 1-0 down with Hertha’s first attack. We showed a great reaction after that, had some very good attacks and scored a wonderful equaliser. We then had big problems at the end of the first half and in the first 20 minutes of the second half in particular. We gave the ball away too quickly in attack and lost possession too easily in one-on-one situations. That allowed Hertha to carry the ball into our half and they’re very, very dangerous in attack. You also have to say that we defended really well and eventually relieved the pressure with the substitutions. We also had one or two half chances from set-pieces, which is why I think the point is a fair result.”
Bruno Labbadia: “We had very good scoring opportunities, but as a former striker I know that not every one of them goes in. It’s a shame – in the second half in particular we stepped things up and completely controlled the game after making some tactical changes. That’s why we’re a bit disappointed only to have got a point, because we deserved to get three today. It’s difficult sometimes when you don’t get the rub of the green, like us at the moment. But I’m sure that if we’re prepared to continue going in the right direction, we’ll be rewarded for it.”