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.