A flattering scoreline, too many mistakes and “two gifted goals”: that’s how VfL head coach Oliver Glasner summarised his team’s first Bundesliga defeat of the season against Borussia Dortmund. After a strong first half in which they had the better chances, the Wolves were undone by a quickfire double in the second half, leaving Borussia coach Lucien Favre “very happy”.
Oliver Glasner: “To start with, double congratulations to Lucien Favre: first for his birthday and second on the 3-0 win. In my view, it was a little flattering, but that’s partly down to us, because we played very well in the first half and had two big chances which we didn’t convert. We didn’t defend well for the goals. If you don’t take your chances and gift two goals to Dortmund here, then you’re not going to win.”
Lucien Favre: “The first half in particular was very difficult for us and Wolfsburg had one or two chances. After the opening goal, we played much better in the second half, particularly in the spaces between the lines – with one, sometimes two touches and the right movement. We then had several goalscoring opportunities but couldn’t find the killer goal at first, but I’m very happy with the second half.”