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·7 September 2022

“Learned the hard way”

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Markus Krösche, Oliver Glasner and Kevin Trapp analyse the 3-0 defeat to Sporting.

Board member for sport Markus Krösche: “Until the opening goal we played really well and implemented our game plan, created chances and gave little away at the back. After the first goal Sporting did very well – we wanted to equalise immediately and were punished. Everything has to come together in the Champions League, you have to take advantage of your few opportunities. We’ve learned that the hard way. Nevertheless, we take away a lot of positives. We won the ball a lot of times against a team who are comfortable in possession, we pinned them into their own half and defended very well as a team. We’ll grow from that.”

Head coach Oliver Glasner: “The defeat hurts a lot because for a long time it didn’t look like it would finish like that. We had a great first half. We had four situations where we could’ve taken the lead but didn’t have the efficiency in front of goal. We’ll learn from that. We’ll keep our chins up and go again. That’s important. The result today shouldn’t demoralise us. The players earned the applause of the fans after the final whistle because they gave everything.”

Kevin Trapp: “This is Champions League level, and we’ve learned the hard way. We had the opportunity to take the lead right at the start through Kolo Muani, which obviously would’ve been the perfect start in the Champions League. These things happen, you can’t convert every chance, but if you don’t score a single goal then it’s going to be difficult in the end. In the Champions League it’s the details that decide, which we realised again today. Of course we’re all disappointed. We’ll take a lot from this game today and try to do better next time.”

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