First Team

“We kept believing until the end”

The coaches share their thoughts on the Wolves’ 2-0 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.

VfL Wolfsburg suffered their first home league defeat of the season on Sunday, going down 2-0 to Bayer Leverkusen at the Volkswagen Arena. VfL responded well to Karim Bellarabi’s first-half opener and created several opportunities to level matters, but Paulinho struck late on to end the Wolves’ hopes of salvaging something from the game. Here’s what the two head coaches made of the contest:

Oliver Glasner: “We’re obviously disappointed again. We’re struggling to score goals at the moment. You can tell we’re missing that cutting edge, but I saw my players putting in a great deal of effort. We fell behind early on to a goal that shouldn’t have counted, in my opinion, but we didn’t let our heads drop this time. We kept believing we could find an equaliser until stoppage time [when Paulinho scored Leverkusen’s second]. In that sense, I saw a clear improvement today. I’m obviously disappointed that we lost, but I’m impressed with the team’s performance so soon after a tough game against Gent. The performance I saw today fills me with confidence for our final few games of the calendar year.”

Peter Bosz: “I’m incredibly pleased with this result. We’ve ended a superb week with a very tough game here in Wolfsburg. Unfortunately, we didn’t see a great deal of football today. If you’re not a fan of Wolfsburg or Leverkusen, you probably didn’t enjoy today’s game very much. It was all about fighting, running and long balls. We were also guilty of giving the ball away easily at times. I knew my team is capable of playing good football, but for them to show such character makes me incredibly proud.”



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