“Emotions are part and parcel of football” – post-match quotes
Eintracht head coach Adi Hütter and board member Fredi Bobic gave their thoughts on a turbulent finale to the match in Freiburg, with the former eager to put the result into perspective.
Board member Fredi Bobic: “David Abraham shouldn’t do something like that. His emotions got the better of him and he felt like he was being provoked, but something like that shouldn’t happen. The team played really well. When we were a man down we defended well and created a lot of chances. We just switched off the once...”
Head coach Adi Hütter: “Congratulations to Freiburg on the win, the club is playing better than ever. The end of the match got a little hectic. Emotions are part and parcel of football. This was our sixth match in 18 days and we put in a good performance, both tactically and in terms of the ground we covered. We were the ones building from the back and creating the better chances and could have come away with a point, which would have been well deserved. It’s a shame to travel back home empty-handed.
“The two yellows could have been avoided because they happened right by the touchline. But what’s done is done, Gelson [Fernandes] has put in any number of good performances for us and he knows himself that he didn’t do us any favours. The last two defeats really hurt. We were within touching distance of the Round of 32 [in the Europa League] and today we were looking to pick up a point. We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we’ve played 10 matches more than Freiburg have. What I like is that the matches are all tight, even if we have slipped to too many defeats away from home. We’ve come into November though with 17 points in the league and having qualified for the Round of 16 of the DFB Cup.”
Frederik Rönnow: “We wanted to get a result out of this and we stuck to that after the break and even after the second yellow card. We had chances but at the end of the day we’re coming away empty-handed even though we gave it our all right to the very end. It feels similar to how we came away from Liège but football’s like that sometimes.”