The coaches’ assessment after the win over Hertha BSC.
The Wolves made it nine Bundesliga games unbeaten with a disciplined performance in their 2-0 win at home to Hertha BSC. Furthermore, goalkeeper Koen Casteels has still not conceded a single goal since the 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig on Matchday 16, registering an eighth successive clean sheet in all competitions. The victory cements the Green-and-Whites in third place in the table.
Oliver Glasner: “I’m very happy that we managed to win today. We were one goal better in the first half, although we struggled to find openings. Hertha made the spaces very narrow, but then we took the lead. After the break it got a bit harder for us as Berlin got forward more and often played around us in midfield, which meant we were pushed back into our own half and couldn’t free ourselves as much. But for a long time now, the team have been characterised by their determination to keep clean sheets. They threw themselves in front of every ball and if anything did get through, we have a very good goalkeeper who defused the situations. That’s why it was important to wait for our opportunity and score the decisive goal from the corner. It was hard work, but the lads fought as a team again.”
Pal Dardai: “I think we played well, created chances in attack but were not rewarded. We were outnumbered for the own goal and conceded from a set piece at the end. We didn’t get the rub of the green today. We battled and I can’t really fault the players. We’ll go home now, have to win our next game and accept Wolfsburg’s win.”