The Wolves produced a strong response to Thursday’s UEFA Europa League play-off defeat to AEK Athens, showing great commitment and determination in front of just under 5,000 spectators in their search for a first Bundesliga win of the campaign. However, despite creating several good chances and being the better side overall, VfL were unable to find the net and claim all three points at the Volkswagen Arena. After the match, VfL boss Oliver Glasner and FC Augsburg assistant Iraklis Metaxas - standing in for head coach Heiko Herrlich - shared their thoughts on the game.
Oliver Glasner: “I’m not happy with the result, but I’m very pleased with the performance. We struggled to get into the game initially, but we were in complete control after that. We kept our opponents in their own half for the most part and had a lot of good chances. It just wasn’t meant to be today, unfortunately. The goal was disallowed due to offside and would have been enough to give us the win. I’m very happy with the team’s determination to win the game right until the final whistle.”
Iraklis Metaxas: “It was a tiring and frantic game for us, but we did very well in defence. We had chances at the other end, but we weren’t as efficient as we have been in previous weeks. That’s why the 0-0 draw is a fair result, in my opinion. We’re unbeaten in four games, including the cup tie. I hope we can build on that.”