"The most important thing is three points!"

Julian Nagelsmann, Willi Orban, Angelino and Lazar Samardžić react to the 2-1 victory over DSC Arminia Bielefeld

Die PK nach dem 2:1-Erfolg vs. Bielefeld

Julian Nagelsmann:

  • "Football is a results sport – at the end of the day what matters is the result. Overall over 90 minutes it was definitely our worst performance of the season, because we allowed so many clear scoring chances. Also, our pressing game and in possession were not good. Towards the end, Bielefeld could have even equalised. We only had ten really good minutes, right after half time.

    The run of the game was typical for football. After missing a penalty, we are instantly under pressure. It’s not good to have to give our all for 90 minuts and not close the game out earlier. However, compliments to Bielefeld who made it really hard for us. Of course, we’re pleased with the three points, but looking ahead to Basaksehir and Bayern, we need to improve significantly.

    The performance today wasn’t down to rotation. Every player wants to improve. Lazar Samardžić did really well, especially considering his low match practice this season. Marcel Sabitzer and Yussuf Poulsen have played a lot of football recently, including international matches. Therefore, it made sense to give them a little bit of rest.

    Angelino was better again today; in the last few games he hasn’t played as well. Due to our squad, he has to play a lot and he also scores goals."

Willi Orban:

  • "Today was hard work, partly was down to ourselves. We should have put the game to bed with the penalty late on. However, we didn’t and the game stayed tight until the final whistle. We didn’t play well, but at the end of the day what matters are the three points.

    At the moment no team can be impressive in every single game. We have to look at doing things better. Considering the opponents that we’re coming up against soon, we have to improve. We have some tough games ahead, which we can look forward to now after coming off a victory.

    We have some good depth in our squad, with a lot of good players and therefore a number of options. However, there is still room for improvement. All the boys have to get their minutes, not only due to the limited training time at the moment. Therefore, we need every player."


  • "We created chances today in the positions that I was getting into. I managed to find the net, but a huge part of that goal is down to Lazar, whose assist was fantastic.

    The team give me confidence and provide me with chances. Because we play high, I often find myself in dangerous positions near the goal.

    We could have played much better and more focused. We still had two or three chances that we should have taken. By not doing so, we made it hard for ourselves and also gave the opposition chances. The most important thing is the three points though.."

Lazar Samardžić:

  • "My assist was, of course, a great feeling. I saw the space, Angelino made a great run and I played the pass.

    It was more of a battle than a nice game. However, we brought it home and can be pleased with three points.

    I’m pleased with every appearance and that I was able to help the team with an assist. The self-confidence comes on its own through such performances. I always work hard in training, so it’s great to pick up match experience too."

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