"An important, hard-fought victory"

All the reaction from Ralf Rangnick, Yussuf Poulsen and Péter Gulácsi following the away win against FC Schalke 04

Ralf rangnick:

"Obviously that wasn't the most attractive game ever. It was an important, hard-fought win. We knew Schalke would have a different approach due to the change of coach. We needed to soak up a lot of pressure in the second half.

Schalke did well with their long balls in and behind the back line. We're very happy with today's win. That was our fifth away win in a row, four of which with a clean sheet. We're delighted to take three points home."


"That was a tough battle today. We expected Schalke to be more aggressive - which is exactly what happened. There were many challenges and emotions flying around. We got the three points - that's the most important thing."



"It wasn't our best performance of the season, particularly in the second half. We weren't really winning our challenges and lost the second ball too often. Schalke made things difficult for us.

We're a bit lucky to be taking all three points home in the end. But ultimately it's only the win that counts. Last week we dropped two points at home, today we've won two."


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