Professionals | 31/08/2019

Thoughts after the game

Modeste: “Good for the mindset”

NetCologne FC-TV spoke to Anthony Modeste, Rafael Czichos, Simon Terodde and Achim Beierlorzer after the 2:1 win over SC Freiburg.

Anthony Modeste: "It was tough for both teams given how warm it was today. It was really, really hot. I heard that FC haven’t won here in Freiburg for more than 20 years. We’re happy to have ended that today. Three points before the international break. It couldn’t be better. That’s good for the mindset."

Rafael Czichos: "The game took it out of all of us today. But how we came back from going behind was special. We fought our way to the win. When it comes to the own goal, I should have done it differently. But otherwise, we put in a good defensive performance and got the rewards as a team. The manager gives us belief. The belief, that we can get something, that we also had last week but it didn’t work out. This time it did."

Simon Terodde: "Hats off after this performance. When you know how destructive Freiburg can be and how good they are at home, it’s enormously important for us to have won the game at the end. We can thank Ellyes for it. It wasn’t a huge chance, instead a ball that he’s won in the opponents’ half. He kept running and I thought, when is he going to play the ball? Then he finished at the near post. A big thank you to him. It’s important, that we took the three points. Now we have enough time to prepare for the derby. Then we can get ready for an unbelievable atmosphere."

Achim Beierlorzer: "The win was unbelievably important. It simply helps for the reinforcement, that this way of playing football is right. Even though things didn’t always go our way, the team didn’t let that stop them. I’ve got a lot of respect for that. We made a few changes, went forward as a three, so that we could put more pressure on their build-up. That worked really well, because we got more possession and action on the ball. A precise cross and a superb piece of skill – and then we’ve won in Freiburg. How the boys believed in themselves in the second half was impressive."

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