Pros 05.10.2019 — 18:54 Uhr

Lichte: “We need to keep working hard”

The reaction to the victory in Paderborn

Jan-Moritz Lichte believes Mainz deserved the victory against Paderborn

SC Paderborn 1 – 2 Mainz 05

Jan-Moritz Lichte: "We're delighted to take home the three points. I believe that over the course of the 90 minutes it was a deserved victory. In the first half Paderborn caused us some problems and we couldn't get out of our box properly. So they made it 1-1. Thankfully we were back in the lead by half time. Overall we had the better chances at the end of the first half, and we should have scored again. Then perhaps the second half wouldn’t have been so tense. After the break, our transition play wasn’t so fluid. We had to keep probing to try and create more clear-cut chances. Luckily we had Robin Zentner in goal for us and he managed to save the penalty at the end, otherwise they would’ve equalised again.”

Steffen Baumgart: “Congratulations to Mainz. In my opinion they deserved the victory. We gave the ball away far too often. Both goals were very sloppy from us, but I feel we played well overall. We need to be a lot more careful if we want to stay in the Bundesliga. One point from seven games simply isn’t good enough. The boys are determined, but we need to keep working hard to find a solution.”