After dropping a 3-0 decision to Bayern Munich on Friday, Hoffenheim was left shaking its head about what might have been,
“We didn’t allow many big chances because we gave a very compact performance. We conceded the opener from a set-piece which was very bitter for us. In the first half, we were unable to trouble Bayern’s defence enough. That improved during the course of the game. After the break we played very well and created some great chances. The 2-0 and the sending-off decided the game,” said Hoffenheim coach Pellegrino Matarazzo said (as captured by FCBayern.com).
For goalkeeper Oliver Baumann, converting a few of the chances that the team had felt like it could have drastically changed everything.
“We could have got more. In the second half, there was a period during which we had three very good chances to score. We were playing well then. We played well in the first half too and gave a courageous performance. Three conceded goals are too much. Towards the end it was difficult being one man down,” Baumann remarked.
Finally, exciting attacker Maximilian Beier offered up his take on why Hoffenheim just could not come away with a goal.
“We settled into the second half very well. I had two good chances to score. The first one was saved well by Manuel Neuer. I could have placed the second one better. If we score from one of those chances, it’s an open game,” Beier said.
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