VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach shared the points for the second time this season, with Sunday evening’s goalless draw at a frosty Volkswagen Arena seeing the Wolves drop to fourth in the league. It was another clean sheet for Oliver Glasner’s men however, and the head coach was pleased with his team’s performance.
What the coaches said
Oliver Glasner: “The match played out the way I expected it to. Neither team gave anything away for the full 90 minutes. In the first half it was a very even contest, and each side carved out two or three dangerous openings, but it remained 0-0 going into the break. In the second half, it was the best that we’d played outside the opposing penalty area since I came to the club. We dominated and at times we had Gladbach pinned back in their own half.
“What prevented us from winning the match was that little bit of luck that you need, for example when John Brooks’ header hit the post. In some situations we also lacked a bit of precision and didn’t move the ball quickly enough, or let ourselves down with the final pass. I’m happy enough with the point though and I’m pleased that we’re currently playing so consistently at a good level.”
Marco Rose: “The final score was 0-0, which shows that we defended hard and defended well. It was an intense match, a real battle on both sides.
“Wolfsburg got off to a slightly better start than we did but we got into our stride more by the middle of the first half. We started to dominate and had a very good chance. We also came out of the half-time break really strongly, but Wolfsburg really pressured us well. Overall it was two teams going at it with real intensity.”