"Hertha deserved to win. We didn’t do what we’ve been excellent at for so long. We were missing that final touch on the pitch to win the game with an extra man on the pitch. We were finally drained after the many exhausting matches in the last few weeks.
We tried to turn this game around through our strong power of will, but we simply woke up too late today and that’s why we came away with nothing today. We wanted to give our home fans one more win to celebrate to wrap up a fantastic year, but it didn’t happen, unfortunately.
Nevertheless, we’re in a great starting position for the second half of the season. All the teams at the top of the table with us will have to play us in the Red Bull Arena. But we’ll have to play better than we did against Berlin."
"Today is a day to forget for us. We started really well, then conceded quickly and lost our way a bit. We knew that Hertha would be very defensive when they went a man down and we’d have to attack.
We conceded another goal from a set piece and that’s really frustrating. Of course we’re still recovering from the hectic schedule in the last few weeks, but that isn’t an excuse. We have to work hard over the winter break."