Markus Anfang: “Today was nowhere near what this side are capable of. We barely attacked in the first half, even though the space was there, which I struggle to understand. We let every pass run away and did not search for a way through in attack. Everyone on the pitch could have done better, which is what we wanted to do. Overall our performance didn’t justify us coming away from the game with anything.
Nicolai Rapp: “We knew exactly what we were in for today and we’d made a plan accordingly. However, we did not implement that on the pitch. Darmstadt pressed high but we weren’t able to stretch the pitch and build pressure in this way. We made too many errors on the ball and we didn’t win any challenges, which makes it really difficult to stick to your game plan. We wanted to avoid a game such as the one in Dresden but we were actually worse today. We need to analyse the reasons for this and be more consistent in future games.”
Marvin Ducksch: “Once again, we didn’t carry out the game plan we had going into the match. We wanted to do better than we did against Dresden but we were actually worse, and we won’t get promoted playing like that. I couldn’t give you a definitive reason why the game was like that so shortly after it’s ended. We knew what we were up against, we knew how our opponents like to play and we knew which spaces we needed to create and exploit, and we simply didn’t do that.