Fixtures between Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim have often been spectacular affairs in the past, and the Matchday 22 encounter was no different as the Wolves earned a 3-2 win in an entertaining game.
There were three penalties, three goals for Wout Weghorst and – most importantly – three points for the Green-and-Whites come the final whistle, leaving Glasner an understandably happy man.
The post-match thoughts of both coaches:
Oliver Glasner: “I’m very happy with the win and the way we won. We were really good in the first half, were very compact, closed down the spaces well and looked dangerous going forward. We deserved to go in front, but then had to overcome several setbacks in the rest of the game. We thought we’d gone 2-0 up, but that goal was disallowed and then they countered well and equalised, leaving us wondering how on earth it was 1-1 at the break, seeing as we’d been in complete control. Things like that have happened to us a lot, but the team stayed positive. The match was on a knife edge at 2-2 and Koen Casteels made two fantastic saves. We managed to make it 3-2 with a great counter-attack and then held on to the result with everything we had.”
Alfred Schreuder: “Wolfsburg were by far the better team in the first half and we were lucky to go into the break level at 1-1. We were too slow and our technique on the ball wasn’t good. We weren’t happy with that and so we made a tactical switch. We got off to a much better start in the second half and should’ve taken the lead when the score was 2-2, but then we were caught out on the break following a corner. That shouldn’t happen. We need to learn that it’s ok to get a draw if we can’t get the win.”