Robin Dutt (VfL Bochum 1848 Head Coach): Congratulations to Ingolstadt and Jens Keller for a deserved victory. We witnessed a game today, especially in the first half, in which we were incredibly poor. We weren’t at the races and this was evident as we didn’t win enough of our individual battles. A good example of this was with the first goal, where we were opened up by a pass over the wing, then the Ingolstadt player did well. However, the bottom line is that we were not good enough. We are in a situation that I have not yet experienced at Bochum. The second half was slightly better, and of course at 2:1 we tried hard to level the score, however we can’t continue to only start playing in the final 20-25 minutes – that is not our game. I believe that we are in a situation that we shouldn’t underestimate. Bit by bit we need to work hard to get back to our best, it is completely my responsibility to achieve this.
Jens Keller (FC Ingolstadt 04 Head Coach): As you can imagine, it was important to win at home today. This win is for Almog Cohen who has been through a really hard time and I hope that this gives some happiness back to him. We did a good job today, were fighting and didn’t get nervous even if it was tough. We have to keep on working and remain fully concentrated. We worked the ball well and won many duels and were also attacked from the onset. In the second half we had the game in control, however we let the visitors back in to the game. Bochum took a lot of risks, however we coped well. We probably would have lost a game like this last year, or shared the points, so it was good to see players putting their bodies on the line for the win. We glad, however this was only a small step. We have some difficult games ahead of us and will need to be at our best in the coming weeks.
Tim Hoogland (VfL Bochum 1848): We’re a bit flat at the minute and a currently in freefall after losing three times in a row. It’s a shame that we have to go 2-0 down to start showing some fight and grit. We were too casual and lethargic today, and this was seen with us not winning any duels. That’s something you just can’t explain, we want it! We owe it to the club and fans to battle for 90 minutes. There are goals that we just shouldn’t be conceding, we know this. We’re a family and stand together - this includes the fans. They have a right to be angry and jeer at us, however I don’t tolerate what happened to some of our players out there today. We don’t need to tear ourselves apart now, we know where we are going wrong. But insults below the belt during the game really don’t help anyone. The fans were good in large parts today and supported us, however things like this shouldn’t happen again.
Vitaly Janelt (VfL Bochum 1848): That was unnecessary, simple as. It was always going to be difficult to come back from two goals down after half time, especially away from home. Ingolstadt were well organised and made it hard for us, it was hard to find space in behind. After the break they were slightly passive which helped us to get one back. We now need to look ahead and focus on our next game. Internally we’re going to speak about the mistakes, we’ve lost three in a row and now need to stick together – the whole club, team, staff, everyone. We need the three points at home next week.
Danilo Soares (VfL Bochum 1848): We need to work on our mentality and get the three points in our next game. The most important thing now is that we stick together. I can’t tell you why things aren’t going right for us at the moment. We need to be calmer on the ball and trust ourselves more, as we have a lot of quality in the team. We need speak in the dressing room, hold our heads high and move on. In the second half we were better, we changed our mentality and got the goal back. We need to take this intensity in to the next game and make things right.