The coaches’ thoughts on the thriller in Frankfurt.
VfL Wolfsburg ended up on the wrong side of a 4-3 scoreline in a hugely entertaining game away to top-four rivals Eintracht Frankfurt, a result that leaves the Wolves just a point ahead of the Eagles. VfL had the best defensive record in the Bundesliga at kick-off, but conceded four times to end the team’s three-game winning run. It was only the Green-and-Whites’ second defeat in the second half of the season, however, and the team remain well on course to secure European qualification.
Oliver Glasner: “We’re all very disappointed so soon after the final whistle. We shouldn’t have lost because did a lot of things well going forward. If you score three goals in Frankfurt you should be going home as winners, but we made too many mistakes in defence. Today we didn’t do the things that have set us apart in the last few months. Frankfurt were clinical and scored from almost every chance. That’s why it’s a disappointing defeat but our performance, especially going forward, gives me confidence for our upcoming matches and this loss won’t throw us off track.”
Adi Hütter: “It was a spectacular game that would obviously have deserved to be played out in front of a capacity crowd. We faced a team we’d lost all our previous four home games against, so the fact we were able to win this top-of-the-table clash makes it all the more pleasing. It was a real nail-biter. One of the key moments was when we scored the equaliser straight away after conceding, and then we were able to take the lead. It was a difficult game but we can be very happy with this win.”