Pros 16.12.2018 — 20:15 Uhr

Schwarz: A frustrating result

Reaction from both coaches after the game in Leipzig.

RB Leipzig 4 – 1 Mainz 05

Sandro Schwarz: “It was a very unusual game today. We started poorly, losing the ball too often and Leipzig deservedly led. We then came back into the game well and started to gain more control. We made it 2-1 just before the break but we could have pulled it back much earlier. We had lots of good attacks after the break but we just missed out on the final ball. It was a shame that Brosi’s free kick went the wrong side of the post. The third goal was the final nail in the coffin. The game was even until this point. The margin of the loss was undeserved for how well we played.”

Ralf Rangnick: “It was a tough game, just as we expected. Mainz have lots of quality and confidence. We showed a good reaction from Thursday. No matter how big the margin was, we deserved to get the three points. There were parts of the game in which we made life difficult for ourselves and also parts in which we played really well. There were some precarious moments in the second half and we were lucky that the free kick did not go in. We scored two really good goals at the end.”