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Schmidt: “A point at this stage is very important”

First Team 15.02.2020, 15:34

FCA were able to grab a point against a strong Freiburg side at the WWK ARENA. "We defended solidly overall, that was important after last weekend," said coach Martin Schmidt, satisfied with his team's defensive performance. Here are the quotes from the game.

Rani Khedira: “We didn’t start off well in the first half and struggled to find a way through. The goal did us good and we went into the break with a lead. However, we failed to build on hat after half time and in the end we conceded. All in all, the point for both teams is probably a fair result."

Philipp Max: “SC Freiburg played well today and we had a hard time at the beginning as we tried to handle their aggressive style of play. The goal came just the right time for us. After the half time break it was an open game with chances for both sides, in the end we’ll definitely take a point.”

Marco Richter: “We managed to get a point against really strong Freiburg team today, but we can’t be happy with our performance. We had a great week of training, unfortunately we couldn't bring that onto the pitch. On the positive side we played really well defensively, and a point was probably a fair result after all.”

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw: “We did really well defensively today, but in future we just have to grind out wins like that. It's a shame we didn't win the game, but we’ll take the point because we played against a good opponent.”

Florian Niederlechner: “We actually wanted to win the game, but in the end we can be satisfied with the point. It was important that we were stable at the back today and that Freiburg had little chance of scoring.”

Martin Schmidt: "I liked our defensive structure, we didn't let them have a lot of chances. We mostly defended well, which was important after last weekend. The game wasn't a good watch. We didn't try hard enough to win and get a win to raise morale. We've had games where we've been praised but haven't won. Getting a point today was important at this stage of the season. It won't be easy, but we wanted to do the basics right today. We gladly accept the point, and will play better football in weeks to come."

Christian Streich: "My team was good today. Their positioning and possession was good. We weren't great at the end there, and were in danger a few times. Otherwise we did well, but just weren't dangerous enough in the final third. We came from behind to draw, so I can live with it. We need to create a couple more chances to win."

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Florian Niederlechner
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw
Marco Richter
Philipp Max
Rani Khedira
Martin Schmidt