The reaction from the coaches after the Wolves’ crushing win against Schalke.
Wolfsburg upped the tempo in the second half at the Volkswagen Arena and demonstrated their attacking power in impressive fashion. The Wolves found the back of the Schalke net four times after the restart to earn a 5-0 win that keeps them on course for Champions League qualification. The result means the Green-and-Whites have now taken ten points from their last four home matches without conceding a single goal. It was also the Wolves’ third victory in their third meeting of the season against the bottom-of-the-table Royal Blues, who are winless in 23 away outings.
Oliver Glasner: “When it finishes 5-0, everyone’s very satisfied. It was hard work. We didn’t have it all our own way in the first half because Schalke were very aggressive and made the spaces tight. We didn’t get into a rhythm and were fortunate to go in at the break with a 1-0 lead through the own goal, although defensively we always had things under control. In the second half, we were very precise and looked to get the ball forward quickly. After the second and third goals, Schalke’s heads dropped. Overall we’re very pleased with the performance and it confirms what we’ve always said – that we’re a very solid team, so one or two absences don’t destabilise us. That’s actually what pleases me the most.”
Dimitrios Grammozis: “It’s a very tough result for us. We made it very difficult for VfL to create chances during the first 30 minutes. It was precisely in that period, in which I sensed a certain stability in the team, that we conceded this own goal, which was obviously a big blow for us. You sense with the lads that they get thrown by a goal like that and it’s not easy mentally. In spite of that, we wanted to keep firm after half-time but with the second and third goals, you noticed that it was getting harder and harder and that our fate was sealed. We still have to make sure we take the positives and prepare ourselves for the next opponents.”