First Team

"Really pleasing"

The coaches' reactions to VfL Wolfsburg's 3-1 win at Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

It has been a perfect start to the Bundesliga season for VfL Wolfsburg, with Matchday 2's victory at UEFA Europa League hopefuls Bayer 04 Leverkusen making it two wins from two. Even more impressive was how Bruno Labbadia's side turned a 1-0 deficit into an eventual 3-1 triumph, a first-ever win for the 52-year-old tactician against Leverkusen – at the 13th attempt.

There were other positive statistics, too: Pavao Pervan put in an assured performance between the sticks on his Bundesliga debut, while Wout Weghorst opened his account for the club. We've rounded up what the coaches had to say after the game.

Bruno Labbadia: "It was really pleasing to see how much of a unit we were and how the team got the deserved reward for the performance. We hurt them with our shape. It was a good day for us. We drew a lot of strength from the relegation play-off [last season], and on top of that the team worked really hard in pre-season."

Heiko Herrlich: "We started well and went ahead, but we could have avoided the equaliser. After the break we had the opportunity to make it 2-1, but after we conceded twice we weren't able to turn the game around."



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