Robin Dutt (Head Coach VfL Bochum 1848): We conceded an early goal. Of course, in our current situation this is not particularly good for our self-confidence. We pressed well and had good chances. Then Fürth score this early goal from in a phase where we played good football. From then on it was a wild game on both sides. It was important today that the team showed morale and fought against all odds. We all agree that in the end the ball could have gone either way for both teams. But this time it went our way and we are the lucky winners.
Stefan Leitl (Head Coach SpVgg Greuther Fürth): Congratulations to Robin Dutt and his team for their win today. We all witnessed an extremely wild game on both sides with plenty of goalscoring opportunities in the first, as well as in the second half. Momentum was on our side twice after the 1-0 and after the 2-1. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to add another goal and get some calm in the game – so we have to accept a very bitter and unnecessary defeat in the end.
Lukas Hinterseer (VfL Bochum 1848): With the late winner and the visit of Herbert Grönemeyer it certainly was a successful Sunday afternoon and a splendid advert for VfL Bochum today. Already in the half time break, we agreed that we have shown quite a good performance so far, even if this sounds a bit strange. Despite having created a number of chances, we were still trailing 2-1. But the manager found the right words, we pulled ourselves together and after a short uncertainty by the 2-2, which came a bit out of nowhere, we had good phases again. Anyway, Fürth were always lurking for their chances to get back into the game and it was an exciting game with the better end for us. We wanted to get the three points today, because we didn’t underestimate the situation with an eight-point gap to the unpopular relegation zone. Now there’s calm and we are able to fully concentrate on the games ahead and hopefully rack up more such great victories.
Patrick Fabian (VfL Bochum 1848): We had to fight back brutally today, because not everything was easy for us today. We had some good chances in the first half but unfortunately, we didn’t convert them. Fürth on the other hand converted every single chance they got. We were unsettled after the 2-1, that was quite obvious. The half time whistle was kind of a redemption for us and during the break, we said that we have nothing more to lose. Unfortunately, we didn’t come back as strong as we had hoped but then you felt that the team fought back against all the resistance that was there. In the end, we were rewarded with a bit of luck. The team has shown character today, so you can only pay a compliment if you consider what we have to put up with at the moment.
Görkem Saglam (VfL Bochum 1848): It was a tough game today. It was a game that only went about physical elements and only little about footballing and tactical components. I think that the unity within the squad as well with the supporters were decisive today. We came out of the break and scored the quick equalizer. In the following, we played much more compactly, controlled the game and played more offensively-minded. We pressed well and finally, for a change, the luck was on our side today.
Thomas Eisfeld (VfL Bochum 1848): We got into the game quite well but then conceded an early goal. We then quickly scored the equaliser and even had a number of chances to gain the lead. Then, Fürth scored the 2-1 via a counter-attack and we had a couple of problems to deal with from the 35th minute. Fortunately, we managed to score the equaliser quite quickly after the break. In the following, it was a balanced game with the better end for us. You could witness that mentality was a key factor today, even as it might not have been our best footballing performance. But in difficult times like these, were we don’t have a lot of self-confidence, this is not always as easy as one might think. To score the 3-2 winner moments before the final-whistle is of course a special feeling. Today we also had the necessary luck which we also earned as a team, because we didn’t give up. Now we’re going to Darmstadt and we want to gain more points there. Not everything was as I imagined it to be, but that’s normal after such a long injury, I think. But I can build on my performance.