Post-match reaction to the win in Greifswald
FC Augsburg are through to the second round of the DFB-Pokal, after a 4-2 win against fifth-tier Greifswalder FC. "It was a typical cup game, in which anything can happen," head coach Markus Weinzierl said about the match. We've summed up all the post-match reaction to the win below.
Felix Uduokhai: "We conceded straight away from the first chance of the game. That definitely leaves you feeling a little dumbstruck, especially in a cup game. But, we didn't let that throw us off and continued to play our game. We struggled to find our rhythm in the opening 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Greifswald were fully feeling that Pokal euphoria. In the end, we created several chances for ourselves and were rewarded with four goals. We've advanced to the next round, which is what we set out to do."
Niklas Dorsch: "We started pretty badly, after a mistake from me. But, we reacted well and created several chances on goal. We could have even scored more. Greifswald made things tough for us, but we continued to push forward. We still need to work on creating chances and finishing them. We now have a week's time to work on this, before we get the Bundesliga season underway against Hoffenheim."
Markus Weinzierl: "It was a typical cup game, in which anything can happen. Greifswald played incredibly well, were very aggresssive and demanded a lot from us. We made mistakes that led to them scoring. However, we also created several chances for ourselves and came out on top. We could have done without giving them a foothold back into the game when we were 3-1 up. But in the end, we didn't allow them to finish their chances. We've accomplished what we set out to do."
Martin Schröder: "Congratulations to FC Augsburg on reaching the next round. We can live with this result. Us taking the lead early on was the best possible scenario to bring some suspense into the game. FCA put us under a lot of pressure, but we were able to withstand it. My lads can be proud of today, as a 4-2 defeat is a positive result for us."