Mönchengladbach – The frustration in the Hertha team ran deep following Saturday’s defeat to Gladbach. Despite being 1-0 up and in control, Hertha contrived to lose at BORUSSIA-Park after five crazy minutes which saw Thorgan Hazard give his side the points. The Hertha boys tried to sum up their emotion following the final whistle.
Davie Selke: This defeat is so tough to take, because we were the better team. We played so so well and really only let them have one or two small openings. We linked up well and dominated the game for long periods of the second half. We were brave going forward, exactly as we had planned to. To be honest we are shocked to have taken nothing from this game. I had a couple of really good chances to myself that I could have put away.
Rune Jarstein: For long periods we played so so well, but we just could not get that second or even third goal. The opportunities were there and we needed to make the most of them. It really hurts that we are going home with nothing.
Marvin Plattenhardt: We had everything under control so this result really stings. We did not take our chances and should have got another one in the second half. We didn’t do that and now we are all really hurting.
Valentino Lazaro: The disappointment is huge. There is no way we should have lost that game on the balance of play. We needed a bit of time to settle into the game but from after that we controlled proceedings for a good hour or so. Given the chances we created we should have made the lead bigger. We conceded the leveler because of a lapse in concentration and from then on we seemed to be in shock and they made it an open game. We never stopped creating chances, even after they went ahead. So all in all this is a tough and unnecessary loss to stomach. Not taking our chances has been the story of our season, and if we had scored more goals we could even be pushing the top six.