“We’ll take the point”

Everyone seemed to agree that the draw was a fair result in Mainz, and Hertha have a solid 14 points on the board after seven games.

Per Skjelbred: Mainz are strong at home and played some good football. Both teams took turns at being on top in the first half. We had some chances on the counter, but we didn’t make use of them. A point is a point. We’re not Barcelona – on our day we can beat anyone but every team can play football in the Bundesliga. We’ll take the point and stick at it.

Marvin Plattenhardt: All in all we did well, but there were points that we need to address. We lost the ball too many times in the first half. Mainz had chances and so did we, like when Ibisevic hit the post. Overall we’re happy with the point. We go again after the international break.

Valentino Lazaro: Mainz were the better side in the first half. We were losing the 50-50s, so they were attacking us more, but we had a chance through Vedad that he’d normally score. We were happy with the 0-0 at half time and the game became more open in the second half. We need to find a better way to play against teams that line up with a diamond in midfield. On the day, we can be satisfied with the point. It’s still an incredible start to the season.

Niklas Stark: Per went into a challenge and I went in too. He slid away a little and landed on my foot. It’s annoying, but things like this happen. It was really uncomfortable when I tried to sprint just before the break. The crutches are just a precaution. We’ll know more tomorrow morning.

Karim Rekik: The statistics show that a lot of teams lose their next game or draw after a win against Bayern – Leipzig were the last to win after beating them. It’s hard to say why, because the quality on the pitch is still there. We’re satisfied with the point here.  

Teams, 06.10.2018