Bruno Labbadia and Christian Titz.
28.04.2018
First Team

"Their quickfire double did serious damage"

We round up the coaches' reactions following Wolfsburg's Matchday 32 defeat to Hamburger SV.

Bruno Labbadia and Christian Titz.

While it could have proven a decisive step towards securing Wolfsburg's Bundesliga status for another season, ultimately it ended in disappointment. Bruno Labbadia's side gave their all against HSV, but the visitors struck twice in quick succession prior to the interval and ultimately ran out 3-1 winners.

Hamburg's win means they continue to dream of top-flight survival, moving to within two points of Wolfsburg in the standings. Accordingly, the coaches were in contrasting post-match moods.

Bruno Labbadia: "We had the better of the chances early in the first half. We regained possession well, but HSV showed us how it was done in terms of making their chances count. We didn't do enough when we were on the ball, and then their quickfire double did serious damage, particularly the second goal as we had the ball and gave it away. We took more risks in the second period, but didn't back ourselves enough in one-on-one duels."

Christian Titz: "We saw what a relegation battle is all about. The first few minutes were scrappy, but we managed to score twice before the break. We knew Wolfsburg would come out all guns blazing in the second half, and our plan was to hit them on the counterattack. Their goal made things a bit tighter, but I have to praise my team: it was a tough game and I'm delighted with the win."

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