Hertha BSC won their Saturday afternoon clash with Bayer Leverksuen 2-0 at the Olympiastadion. Matheus Cunha and Dodi Lukebakio struck for the Herthaner as the club now sit in tenth place on a comfortable 41 points. The lads were correspondingly very happy after the game: “We had a clear plan, that everyone came out and executed today. We pushed for every ball, and when you look so good going forward, it’s a lot easier to enjoy your defending,” said Niklas Stark who, along with his other defensive counterparts, put in a great performance today. We collected all the post-match reaction.
Niklas Stark: We knew that we were coming up against a strong team. We had a clear plan, that everyone came out and executed today. We pushed for every ball, and when you look so good going forward, it’s a lot easier to enjoy your defending. The first goal from Matheus Cunha was a super finish, two quick touches then bang, it’s in. It’d be nice if he could do that all the time now! For the second goal, Krzysztof did so well and all he had to do was tuck it away, then along came Dodi (laughs). In the end we earned ourselves a great win. We wanted to show the fans that we’re still taking these games very seriously and we want to win for them. To finish above Union, is a huge bonus.
Krzysztof Piatek: It was a difficult game against a good team. We defended really well, showed a lot of team spirit and took our chances when they came. In the first half we defended more than we attacked, but in the second half it was the opposite. It was an important win in the end. For the second goal I would have loved to tuck that one away myself, but Dodi came along and did it for me (laughs). But getting the three points is the most important thing.