Reaction from the home win over VfB Stuttgart
FCA ended a busy week of action with a 4-1 home win over VfB Stuttgart – the second league victory of the season. “We started badly, but we fought ourselves into the game more and more,” praised head coach Markus Weinzierl.
Reece Oxford: “The three points today are really important. I’m pleased for the team and the fans. We’ve trained set pieces a lot because I’m the biggest. I even used Ruben to help me get as high as I did. I’m happy that I’ve scored three goals now and I was able to help the team. We need to continue fighting hard to pick up more points.”
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw: “Today’s home win really means a lot, especially after we couldn’t beat Bielefeld here. That just makes today even better. We fought as a team and will continue to do so.”
Alfred Finnbogason: “We won a really important game even though we started badly. We were more compact after going behind and turned it around via two set-piece goals. The second half and extra time against Bochum were positive for us, and we continued that today. I’m really happy about the win, also because it was the first game this season that we weren’t nervy at the end.”
Florian Niederlechner: “The way we played after the first 15 minutes was really good. We were aggressive and won the ball back on a number of occasions, which is important for our game. We don’t need to be scared of Wolfsburg if we play like that. I think everyone in the ground could see that we desperately wanted the three points. We can be proud of how we played today after the setbacks in recent weeks.”
Markus Weinzierl: “We recorded a deserved win today. We started badly, but we fought ourselves into the game more and more. I’m so pleased we got the goals today. It was a great team performance – we battled, fought and got our rewards. We’ve had a lot of criticism thrown our way this week, so this was an amazing reaction.”
Pellegrino Matarazzo: “We began well and deservedly went 1-0 up. We weren’t as direct and brave after that. The two injuries also hampered us. FCA then grew into the game and were dangerous from dead balls and on the break. They deserved the equaliser before half time. We weren’t able to threaten after the break and we couldn’t defend their counterattacks well enough. That’s how you lose a game.”