The coaches share their thoughts on the Wolves’ 1-1 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
VfL Wolfsburg played out a hard-fought draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the first Monday night game of the season. There was little to separate the two teams for the majority of the contest - the Wolves shaded possession and had more clear-cut chances, but the visitors could have snatched all three points late on after soaking up VfL’s second-half pressure. There was to be no late winner, however, as the Green-and-Whites were made to settle for their third successive 1-1 draw in the league.
Oliver Glasner: “I’m satisfied with a point today but I’m not pleased with the performance. We did all right in the first half after a difficult opening. We took control of the game after their early goal and scored a wonderful equaliser. In the second half we conceded far too many chances and made too many mistakes. We gifted Hoffenheim possession too often and when your last man loses the ball twice at the end, you have to be happy with the draw. In those situations I expect more consistency and responsibility from my players.”
Alfred Schreuder: “I’m very pleased with our team’s performance. Wolfsburg are strong opponents and aren’t in the Europa League by chance. We did well in the first 15 minutes but switched off during a period of VfL pressure when they started to pass the ball well. We were fortunate not to concede a second when Brekalo was penalised for handball. I told the lads at half-time that we weren’t doing enough. We did well in the second half and had three or four good opportunities. We could have won the game at the end, but I’m still happy with the team’s improvement.”