VfL Wolfsburg-Trainer Oliver Glasner in der Nahaufnahme.
First Team

“We tried everything”

The two head coaches react to VfL’s 3-2 defeat to Werder Bremen.

VfL Wolfsburg-Trainer Oliver Glasner in der Nahaufnahme.

The fans inside the Volkswagen Arena were treated to a pulsating five-goal thriller on Sunday evening, but the hosts ended up on the losing side despite fighting back twice through Wout Weghorst and William. There was no shortage of effort from the Wolves, but Oliver Glasner’s side weren’t quite clinical enough in front of goal and struggled to contain Werder at the other end. The result sees VfL slip to ninth place in the Bundesliga table, while Werder climb to 12th following their first win in two-and-a-half months.

Oliver Glasner: “We’re obviously very disappointed. We made too many mistakes, which Werder capitalised on with great efficiency. We can talk about whether the first goal was a penalty or not, but we gave away possession in our own half in the build-up to the second. We fought back and we tried everything - we had plenty of chances and perhaps got a little too carried away after making it 2-2, as we were desperate to score the third. Bremen were waiting to hit us on the counter and we didn’t have any cover at the back, allowing Werder to grab the winner. I don’t want to be too harsh on my players - they tried everything and gave their all until the bitter end.”

Florian Kohfeldt: “We’re obviously very relieved to have secured our first league win in several weeks. It’s very important for us. The game was very intense. After conceding the second goal we threw everyone forward and ended up scoring the deciding goal, but after that second half we couldn’t have had any complaints if the game had finished 2-2. After the second equaliser I even feared we’d lose the game if Wolfsburg upped the ante even more, but it was very important for us to win here. We did so with an incredible amount of bravery and passion. Those are the attributes we all want to see.”



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