Bruno Labbadia and Manuel Baum.
FR . 13.  APR . 2018
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"We only picked up one point unfortunately"

We round up the coaches' post-match comments following the Wolves' goalless draw at home to Augsburg.

Bruno Labbadia and Manuel Baum.

The Wolves may have been unable to earn a second successive win following last week's 2-0 victory away to SC Freiburg, but the Green-Whites nevertheless put in a solid display in the 0-0 draw with FC Augsburg on Matchday 30. After the encounter, head coach Bruno Labbadia was left ruing several missed chances his charges created in the second half. 

Bruno Labbadia: We knew that Augsburg defend very well and don't give much away, which is why we tried to keep the ball moving. We were just lacking a creative spark to break through in the final third. At half-time it was important to emphasise that we'd need to be patient, especially against a team like Augsburg. The boys played very well with a three-man backline and, apart from one chance, hardly gave them a sight of goal. The only thing we didn't do was finish off our chances, which is why we've unfortunately only picked up one point. You can tell the guys are really down about it and it's a shame we didn't get more for all the effort we put in. We'll have to see what the point gets us in the end.

Manuel Baum: We were organised and composed at the back in the first half and had a few chances to get forward on the counterattack, but our transitions weren't good and we lost possession again too quickly. Wolfsburg's build-up play was really good and they pressed us well. That all changed in the second period, though. We were in the game until the first red card, which wasn't justified in my opinion. My team deserve huge credit for the way they battled after that. You always need a little bit of luck when you play with ten men against Wolfsburg, so I'm satisfied with the point.

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