Schwarz: “It was a big effort at the end”
Opinions of the managers after home win against Werder.
Mainz 05 2-1 Werder Bremen
Sandro Schwarz: “We played great football in the first half and defended really well. We had complete control in the game and kept creating chances. The biggest problem is that we did not add to our tally. We kept winning the second balls and pressed really well. We came out well in the second half and scored the second. We were in control but it was a big challenge at the end, especially after 120 minutes in the cup in midweek. It was a deserved win overall especially because Bremen hardly created any threat to our goal.”
Florian Kohfeldt: “We were asleep in the first half. We were missing key parts of our game, especially winning our tackles. We lost the ball too many times and were not aggressive enough. Mainz played well but it was not a surprise to us. Our structure was also not good enough. We were lucky that it was only 1-0 at half time. We played better in the second half but went 2-0 down after a mistake. The lads showed a reaction but in the end it was too little too late. The win was deserved and therefore you have to congratulate Mainz.”