“We believe in ourselves” – post-match reaction
The Eintracht coach and players recognise that they’re lacking ideas at present, but couldn’t fault the attitude and work rate against Schalke.
Head coach Adi Hütter: “Congratulations to David Wagner and Schalke on the win. It was an open battle, we attacked with more bravery in the second half and tried everything after the red card. Schalke are a very hard-working side but my team were equal to them in that respect. However, we didn’t know how to make better use of the period when we were a man up. We didn’t have enough chances, even though Schalke did well in the 4-4-1. Mijat Gacinovic is in hospital but he’s probably got off lightly. He has heavy bruising to the ribs but we need to wait one or two days for a clear diagnosis.”
Timothy Chandler: “The game can be summed up briefly: lots of effort, little reward. We put Schalke under pressure. After they scored we struggled and didn’t finish off the situations we had when we were a man up. We’re fighting and working hard but in the final third we’re sometimes lacking luck and the ball’s just not running for us. I was pleased to be able to help the team but obviously I would’ve preferred to have come away from Schalke with something. I’ve also spoken with Mijat and he’s doing well.”
Frederik Rönnow: “Obviously the result is disappointing. We knew how difficult this away game would be. I think we put in a decent performance but we had to create more chances with an extra man. We’re lacking a certain something up front at the moment. We’re aware of the number of defeats recently and of course we want to change that, preferably with six points in the final two games before the winter break. We believe in ourselves.”