Schwarz: A lucky victory
The views of the head coaches after the away victory in Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf vs. Mainz 05 0-1 (0-0)
Sandro Schwarz: “The stats were better for us today, as was the game. The first-half was not good, even though we had a lot of control. We allowed them to have big chances by losing the ball easily. The opposition did well and we were lucky to go into the break not 1-0 down. We then changed the system and we clicked better in the second half. From the 60th minute, we had several good chances. However, we also needed a strong goalkeeping performance tonight. It was a lucky victory.
Friedhelm Funkel: "It's a very frustrating defeat. It's not often I've been as annoyed as I am today, because it was an unjustified result and a good game from us. Overall it was a very interesting game, since both the opposition players and coach reacted well tactically. We could have gone in front and even late on Kaminski could have scored his header. Then there were phases where we had to be somewhat cautious. Mateta then put Mainz in front. After that we reacted well and increased the pressure minute by minute. At the end of the day, we're still empty handed. That is a very bitter feeling. We have to perform well in the upcoming weeks."