Thomas Reis (VfL Bochum 1848 Head Coach): "Everyone could see today after the game how much the pressure has been relieved off the players' shoulders. It was incredibly important that we had another good performance after the Bayern match. We didn't get off to the best of starts in the first few minutes, but then we got it under control and became better and better. You could see how the boys fought in 50/50s, and that helped us score the first goal. In the second half we didn't take any of the chances that we had, and after their goal, which brought them back into it, it was obvious that the game was not 100% in the bag. The squad showed that the game last Tuesday against FCB wasn't a flash in the pan. We want to now just enjoy the victory and then the focus on the next game against St. Pauli."
Damir Canadi (1. FC Nuremberg Head Coach): "We are of course very disappointed with the result. In the first half we made big individual errors, which left us 3-0 down. At 1-0, we have to defend harder and clarify the situation. At 2-0, it's really not good that two of our men ducked in the wall for the free-kick. Even though it looks like a bad mistake, I definitely do not want to blame our young goalkeeper. At the end of the day, the actions of the wall is the far bigger error. The 3-0 it was a really tough task to come back. At half time we had alot to address and make the second half a little better. Overall, however, it is really not satisfying how we played today."
Simon Lorenz (VfL Bochum 1848): "We played well in the first half and scored three goals. Then, twenty minutes before the end, they get a goal back. It's clear that our recent record will have made people worry that the game would become very tight, but, I think that by and large, we defended well and didn't allow too many good chances. In the last few minutes we were able to hold strong, helped by the two goal cushion."
Manuel Wintzheimer (VfL Bochum 1848): "The most important thing is that we won today. I'm very happy that I was able to help the team with my goal. It was a good team performance today. In the first half we played well going forward. In the second half we defended well, although it became a difficult game. Today we confirmed what we already showed against Bayern. It's nice to play, I'm happy about every minute that I get on the pitch."
Sebastian Schindzielorz (Sporting Director, VfL Bochum 1848): "I am happy for the spectators, there's great relief of course. Against Bayern we took the first step in playing and performing as a unit and today we brought the spirit from the stands on to the pitch, and then that helped gee the fans too. Now we just have to keep going on like this. We made a few errors, but we also played very well. Now we have to continue improving in small steps and see to it that we keep scoring."
Danilo Soares (VfL Bochum 1848): "It was a good game for the whole team today, we played really good football. Football isn't that complicated. We fought and earned the three points, that was very important for us. We also brought the mentality from the Bayern game into the game, we learned from that experience and today it worked out into a victory. My goal was a beautiful moment, but the points are more important. We're in a difficult situation and don't want to stay at the bottom. Now we're going to go full throttle into the game against St. Pauli and try to earn three points there as well."
Manuel Riemann (VfL Bochum 1848): "By and large, I'm very satisfied. I would have liked to have kept a clean sheet, but of course I prefer the three points. It's also quite normal that the team doesn't get it 100% right week after week, so it's all the more important that it doesn't divide us, but rather welds us together. We want to continue down this path together and then I believe that we can get out of this position. Thus far we have often only played one half well, be it the first or the second; but the bottom line is that you always have to fight and work hard for 90 minutes. If we do that, we will be rewarded in the end. Today we did that and of course I'm happy about that. And in Hamburg we will throw everything into the game again, everyone expects that from us and then we will see whether we can reward ourselves again."
Thomas Reis (VfL Bochum 1848 Head Coach): I think that we were involved in a very intensive and balanced game today. According to the stats from the game today, the match was balanced, apart Pauli having far more corners than we did. The point is: After halftime we made life difficult for ourselves, gave away a lot of corners, and Pauli had some opportunities. After the lead we had a period of time in the game where we lost the ball too easily, and that led them to score the equaliser. In the second half we got back into the game well after a while; the boys worked well. In the last few week’s we have shown that we have worked hard to bond together. Of course we would have liked to have taken all three points with us, we had opportunities to do so. But that was the case for both sides. We can be satisfied with the way we performed today. We have to keep going like this because the league is very tight. But it's the little things that matter here.
Jos Luhukay (FC St. Pauli Head Coach): I can echo the words of my colleague. It was an intense game, in which both teams gave each other little room on the pitch to play. The game began well for us with the shot that hit the post, but immediately after that Bochum scored their goal. Soon after that Waldemar Sobota scored our equaliser. I think we all thought that we’d be in for quite a spectacle today, but I think the game failed to ignite somewhat. After a quarter of an hour it was difficult for both sides, we had the best chance with the header. In the second half we worked hard, but we lacked a bit of luck. But in the end Lee also had a good chance for the VfL. All in all it is a fair result. As Thomas said: "It's very difficult in the second league because it's so balanced”. You also have to praise your opponent: Bochum are third last, but actually are much better than their league position. Of course, the coach has also played a big part in their upturn in form. It was difficult for us today, we knew that before the game. For me, Bochum have a good mix of young and old, but we also have that. Perhaps that's why the two teams cancelled each other out today.
Danilo Soares (VfL Bochum 1848): I think that it wasn’t a yellow card. I am suspended now, but yeah we will have to see. We have played better week on week, every week we try to play football. There’s drive inside us and this mentality must stay now.
Anthony Losilla (VfL Bochum 1848’s skipper): For some weeks now we have been able to create more stability. We have clearly been conceding fewer and fewer chances, which is positive. We could have won the game today, but in the end we can be happy to come away with a point. St. Pauli had chances to score at the end. The game went to and fro, both teams had chances. I think that a draw is the right result. We started the game really well, and then we conceded. However, we were relatively stable and didn’t conceded many opportunities. This is something important, that we are no longer conceding so many goals. The game against Bayern did us good, we saw what we can do. We want to now show this every game, particularly now in the next two home games where we can pick up lots of points.
Simon Zoller (VfL Bochum 1848): I think that, it was a fair result. In the second half we dropped a bit deeper, but we defended well. I think that both teams had chances in their own right, and rode their own luck at times. In recent weeks it has been very difficult, so we are pleased with the way we managed the game here today. In any case, attitude in the last few games has been the attitude needed if you want to stay in the 2.Bundesliga. That is why we are happy to come away with a point; playing here is never easy- with the fans behind them they put a lot of pressure on us towards the end of the game. On both teams there was good goalkeeping performances, which often helped defuse potentially dangerous situations.