Bruno Labbadia and Dieter Hecking.
20.04.2018
First Team

“We made it too easy for Gladbach”

Read what the coaches had to say after Friday evening’s game.

Bruno Labbadia and Dieter Hecking.

After three games without defeat, Wolfsburg were comfortably beaten 3-0 at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Matchday 31. The Wolves barely created anything in attack and were punished for some sloppy defending by the ruthless hosts, who secured the points with three first-half goals. The defeat means that VfL missed the chance to move clear of the relegation zone.

Bruno Labbadia: The match obviously didn't go to plan for us. We made it too easy for Gladbach in the first half and let them get into the game by giving away possession cheaply. The goals were too easy for them. At half-time we made it clear to the team that it was now about goal difference and we had to approach things differently. In the second half we did what we intended to do, namely press Gladbach much higher up the pitch and disrupt their build-up play. We didn’t do that well at the start and that’s why Borussia deservedly won.

Dieter Hecking: We’d set ourselves a lot of objectives and we started the game very well by attacking early. That allowed us to play our game; we had a lot of movement between the lines and kept getting ourselves in the right positions. I was very pleased with the team’s performance in the first half. It was a closer contest in the second half. The lads wanted to show that they can play from the back. We had a lot of possession and Wolfsburg had to do a lot of running. I would’ve liked us to have gone into top gear but all in all it was a deserved victory.

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