"Brutally efficient!"

Head coach Julian Nagelsmann, Konrad Laimer, Yussuf Poulsen and Kevin Kampl share their thoughts on the 4-2 win away to Hertha BSC


  • "We're delighted with the win. Hertha were looking dangerous on the counter and we went behind to an excellent goal. It's obviously not ideal to go behind to a team that like to play on the counter. Thankfully, we managed to hit back twice before the break.

    I was then really pleased with our second half performance. Hertha put us under a lot of pressure and it wasn't easy to defend against, especially with tired legs from all our recent matches. Once we switched to five at the back we controlled the game really well in my opinion. Kevin Kampl scored a fantastic goal and we made great use of our counter attacls. For example, that sprint from Konrad Laimer to set up the fourth goal in added time was brilliant and showed a lot of character. We had some luck on our side today, too, and Hertha could have had a penalty. Of course, we are still very happy to have picked up an important three points."

Konrad Laimer:

  • "It was an intense game. We gave it our all and can be very proud of our performance. It's obviously difficult to play every three or four days. We want to keep this momentum going after the international break and pick up where we left off once we returm."

Yussuf Poulsen:

  • "We are always totally ready to give it our all right up to the final whistle in every game. We also have a lot of quality in our team and everyone is keen to prove themselves. There's a lot of minutes to be played and we have the luxury of being able to distribute them amongst some great players. It's obviously a great help to us.

    We've been brutally efficient in front of goal recently and we're turning chances into goals so often."

Kevin Kampl:

  • "Football just gets easier when you're on a run like this. We're playing with a lot of confidence and we have to keep doing that after the international break. Our attitude can't change at all." 

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