Thomas Reis (VfL Bochum 1848 head coach): I think we’ve witnessed a very interesting game, which showed that my team always tries very hard. We had to replace some players, but others stepped into the side well. In the first half-hour, Fürth put us under a lot of pressure and waited for us to make mistakes. We did not defend proactively. We went behind off a great finish. It was interesting to see how the team dealt with this setback. It took us a little longer to cope because the boys are simply knackered. But the set piece just before the break was so important for us. After the break we were the better team. We deservedly took the lead and tried to go for the third goal. We had a great chance through Manuel Wintzheimer, which might have secured all three points for us. Unfortunately we conceded an equalizer instead. A deflected cross, the ball drops in the box and the opponent is there and slots it in. On the one hand, that's a great pity, because of course we wanted to win. On the other hand we can be proud of the team: We're undefeated in 11 games and the same goes for all games after the coronavirus break. I'm very satisfied with what the team has given us in the last few weeks.
Stefan Leitl (SpVgg Greuther Fürth head coach): Today we saw a good and interesting 2. Bundesliga match where both teams tried to play football. There was good link-up play, intensive battles and many chances to score. All in all, we got into the game well and were clearly superior in the first half. We deservedly took the lead, but let Bochum back into the game through a dead ball situation. That was too easy. For the second half we changed tactics, but we needed a bit of time to get back into the game. In this phase we went 2-1 down due to an individual error, but the team still believed in themselves and kept trying to play football. We had the upper hand again and rewarded ourselves with the equalizer. All in all it is a fair draw, although I have to say that the first half was clearly ours. We could have led by more than one goal. But we haven't lost an away game in 2020, which is a great record for us. In our last home game against Karlsruher SC we want to do everything once more to pick up all three points.
Patrick Fabian (VfL Bochum 1848): Of course I am very proud of 20 years in a VfL shirt, because that is quite unusual in modern times. But I only really became aware of that when I made the decision to call it a day as an active VfL player. I can only look back on this time with great pride and say that it was worthwhile to meet all challenges again and again - both personally and with the club. To never have given up or run away, that makes me proud. This also applies to the feedback I’ve had in the last few days which was overwhelming for me and showed me that I have made an impact as a person. Of course there is a lot of sadness because the next week will be the last one for me as a professional footballer. I would have liked the stadium to be full today and the fans to be there, that's clear. On the other hand, you can't change that and you have to accept it. In the last few days we have tried to handle this in the best possible way on social media. When spectators are allowed into the stadiums again, there will certainly be another farewell for me. But for the time being it is absolutely okay. As a central defender I'm not a natural super sub. But of course I was looking forward to playing in a league game on home soil again. It's a pity that it didn't work out with a win in the end. Nevertheless, it felt good for me personally. With the final whistle, the last home game was over and a chapter was closed. We've experienced a lot in this stadium, we've been through a lot together - good and bad. We've gone through many things together, but that's exactly what distinguishes the relationship between me and VfL Bochum. It was unique and special for both parties, which can make both of us very proud.
Robert Tesche (VfL Bochum 1848): I'm rather unhappy with that point. We came back from a deficit, scored two goals and got into the game better in the first half after 20 minutes. In the second half we didn’t do enough, Fürth played better out of defence, but in the end we were unlucky to draw 2-2. We wanted to win, of course, and we did not manage that. Now we still have a game in front of us. Currently we are doing well as a team. We have coped well with the many injuries and the players who are on the field always give everything. We work as a team and currently we can convert that into points. There are a lot of players who will go, which is a pity, but that's part of the game.
Maxim Leitsch (VfL Bochum 1848): We conceded an early goal, but fortunately we were able to score the equalizer in the first half. After that we even took the lead. Unfortunately, we lost the plot a little bit after that and sat back too much. The second goal we conceded was unfortunate. On the whole, a draw is a fair result. In the second half you could see that we were slowly running out of steam, it was a tiring week. But once more we didn't lose, and that feels good. Of course we want to continue this streak in Hannover and finish the restart unbeaten.