SCHULTZ: "SIGN WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK"
Monday, 05. April 2021, 23:55 Uhr
The Boys in Brown brought matchweek 27 to a close with a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig at the Millerntor on Monday evening. After the game we spoke to the two head coaches and a number of players.
Head coach Timo Schultz: "First of all I'm relieved to have taken all three points. It wasn't so easy to prepare for the game because our opponents were missing a lot of players. We had a lot of control tonight and were very quick with our gegenpressing, especially when we lost possession. I wasn't so happy with the performance in the second half, however. We tried to be fancy, and our play was too complicated. We should have put the game to bed earlier. It was a huge step forward tonight, not just in the table but also in the way we're going about things. I'm sitting here annoyed about how the game's gone when we've won 2-0, which tells you we're on the right track."
Leart Paqarada: "We dominated from the start in my view and put into practice the things we worked on during the international break. We could have been calmer on the ball occasionally but otherwise it was a well-deserved win."
Dejan Stojanović: "We started well and had the game under control after that, but should have scored another two or three in the second half. We have to work on taking our chances. Otherwise, it was a good performance. Keeping a clean sheet is always a good sign."
Daniel-Kofi Kyereh: "The coach just told us in the huddle that we could have kept it simpler with our chances, but we won 2-0 so we can be satisfied and pleased with that."
Guido Burgstaller: " It's so much fun playing with this team. We dominated Braunschweig. In the end we should have won by more, our finishing wasn't 100 per cent tonight. Apart from that it was a top performance and one we can be very pleased with."
Thomas Stickroth (Eintracht Braunschweig): "We came here with high hopes of getting a result. We had to make a lot of changes compared with recent matches for reasons I don't need to go into. We wanted to match their midfield diamond one-to-one, which we didn't do very well. That put us in transition situations where St. Pauli could take advantage of their pace, especially through Marmoush. We had to brush ourselves down after going two down early on but were able to steady the ship. All in all, St. Pauli deserved to win. You need quality not to fall apart when you fall behind early. We definitely didn't do that and so I'm still confident going into the next game."