"We gifted them the win"

Get the thoughts of Ralph Hasenhüttl, Peter Gulásci, Diego Demme and Willi Orban after Sunday’s defeat in Mainz.

Ralph Hasenhüttl:

We gifted them the win in the first 20 minutes. We had clear chances to win the game and at this stage of the season you have to take those. Then we can’t be surprised that it was tough after going behind to stay mentally focused- We just don’t seem to have the energy at the moment, the air has definitely been sucked out of us of late.
We now have two chances to pick up some much-needed points. I think it was clear what we had planned for but it’s not come off. The best plans don’t work when you don’t reward yourself for what you put in. We will work hard to try and put things right next week against Wolfsburg.

Péter Gulácsi:

We had very good chances to score and take the lead but did not use the. After that we just didn’t do enough. After going behind we didn’t have another clear cut chance and defended poorly at the back. You cannot win games playing like that. 

Diego Demme:

We started well enough but we had to take those chances- We didn’t and then we ended up going behind. We stopped being compact at the back and then we lost our energy. We just have to accept that today we were not good enough.

Willi Orban:

The crucial point was that we did not take our chances at the start. We didn’t press enough and were not clinical in front of goal. We went behind and then we didn’t defend well enough to deserve to take anything from this game.
Matchday 32, Bundesliga
1. FSV Mainz 05


29th April

RB Leipzig
Opel Arena

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