“The team never gave up” – post-match reaction
Head coach Adi Hütter was frustrated with another red card for his side in Monday’s clash with Mainz, but was satisfied with Eintracht’s overall performance.
Adi Hütter: “We were on the right track and took the lead, but then we weren’t able to reap the fruit of our labour. After the red card, Mainz put us under a lot of pressure in the first 20 minutes of the second half. All of these sendings-off hurt us. Still, the team never gave up and continued to get forward. Given the passion the boys showed, a point would’ve been…I’m not sure if deserved is the right word, but it would have been possible. We should’ve defended better for the goals they scored.”
Danny da Costa: “The match panned out very disappointingly for us. We started well but then got the red card and it was tough after that, even if I don’t think we played badly with ten men. Our fans were great afterwards and said that we should keep looking forwards. We’ll definitely do that and thankfully our next game is already on Friday.”
Almamy Toure: “Everyone wants to win a local derby. Even with ten men we had chances to score and come home with a point. We gave it our all right up to the final whistle. We need to keep our heads up and focus on the next game. Before their second goal, [Adam] Szalai used his body well and it was difficult for me to clear the ball in that situation.”