First Team

“Not at all happy”

The coaches have their say after the Wolves’ 1-0 defeat in Freiburg.

The pain was still raw after Jonathan Schmid’s excellent late free-kick consigned Wolfsburg to a 1-0 defeat in Freiburg. For a long time, it looked to be heading for a goalless draw before the home side’s set piece specialist struck. Wolves head coach Oliver Glasner was understandably frustrated after the match, while his opposite number Christian Streich was pleased that his charges came out on top in a “war of attrition” and earned a late reward for an energetic display.

Oliver Glasner: “For a long time it looked as though the game would end 0-0, then Freiburg turned it in their favour with a free-kick. We had a huge chance just before that and then another opportunity to score the equaliser shortly afterwards, but we didn’t manage to do so. I’m not at all happy with our performance today because we – and not for the first time this season – are often only prepared to take risks once we’re really in trouble. I think that’s a shame because it means we’re making life harder for ourselves. At the moment, it’s often the case that in tight games, the opposition are getting the rub of the green. Freiburg also deserved to win today because we weren’t 100 per cent in the game from the first second on.”

Christian Streich: “We hardly gave an inch. I have to give the team a lot of credit. You can’t ask for more than the energy that we brought onto the pitch. To be honest, I would’ve been perfectly satisfied with a 0-0. Then suddenly we get the momentum and luck on our side, which enables you to win the game.”



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