There was relief and no little pride in Eintracht’s never-say-die attitude following the come-from-behind 2-1 victory away to Arsenal on Thursday.

Head coach Adi Hütter: “Arsenal were much better than us in the first half. We showed them too much respect, were too fearful and couldn’t really get going up front. We improved a lot after the break. We were more aggressive in the tackles, were more direct and also more solid at the back. Our two substitutes slotted in really well and were decisive in us turning the game around.”

Board member Fredi Bobic: “We weren’t good in the first half, even if Arsenal weren’t at their best either. The boys played really well in the second half and deserved to win in the end. We’d lost three in a row before this, so it wasn’t an easy situation. It was a completely different game after the break and the team showed a great reaction.”

Martin Hinteregger: “It took us 50 minutes to show our true Eintracht colours. It wasn’t the first time that we’ve fought back after a difficult first half. We’re smart enough to know that the way we played in the first half wasn’t enough. We’re all delighted for Daichi.”

UEFA Europa League: Arsenal FC - Eintracht Frankfurt

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