"We took a risk and sent Willi up front"

The thoughts of Ralf Rangnick, Willi Orban, Lukas Klostermann and Kevin Kampl after the 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim.

Ralf rangnick:

  • "We've got to be content with a point. We could have scored a second, but Hoffenheim could have too. Changing from 5 at the back to a 4-4-2 gave us a distinctly better hold on the game. At the end of the day, the draw is alright.

    We took a risk and sent Willi up front at the end. He got his brace against Hannover from set-pieces, and now he's scored from open play. It's a great story for him!


  • "Hoffenheim were clearly better in the first half. After that, we switched it up and fought for the point. We never gave up, which once again shows just how strong we are mentally.

    We threw everything at it in the closing stages. The delivery from Marcel Halstenberg was perfect - I was in the right place, and all I had to do was get my foot on it."


Lukas klostermann:

  • "We showed a reaction after a poor first half. If the game had lasted a couple of minutes longer, we might have even got a winning goal. It's a point, but it's still very important."

kevin kampl:

  • "I'm happy to get back out onto the pitch. The time out was important - I calmly got better and am now completely fit and pain-free again.

    Wir wollten den Punkt heute unbedingt noch mitnehmen, haben bis zum Schluss gefighted und viele Chancen gehabt. Hoffenheim war ein starker Gegner, sodass der Zähler am Ende doch sehr wertvoll ist." Today, we wanted to get the point at all costs, and we fought until the end and created a lot of chances. Hoffenheim were a tough opponent, so the full-time result is very valuable."

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