After the draw against Schalke, Maximilian Mittelstädt, Javairo Dilrosun, Rune Jarstein, Arne Maier und Krzysztof Piątek all spoke about the game.After an intense and somewhat chippy 90 minutes of football in the Olympiastadion against FC Schalke 04, which lead to a goalless draw, the Hertha players celebrated with their home fans in the Ostkurve. It was a well-earned applause for the team who managed to grab a point against the team currently sitting sixth in the Bundesliga. A few of Jürgen Klinsmann’s boys spoke about the game in the mixed zone: “We barely allowed them anything, we worked so well as a team and actually had a few chances ourselves,” said Maximilian Mittelstädt. We collected all the post-match reactions.
Maxmilian Mittelstädt: It was a hard-fought game, in which everyone gave it everything they had. We barely allowed them anything, we worked so well as a team and actually had a few chances ourselves. The result was a shame in the end because I thought I could have won it with my chance right at the death, but in the end I think we can all be pleased with a point. We’re also now better prepared for the game on Tuesday, we feel fit and we’re really looking forward to it!
Javairo Dilrosun: It was a difficult game, but a point for us there is a good result. The fact that we now meet each other again on Tuesday is interesting because we both now know how the other one plays. The DFB-Pokal game is so important to all of us – we all want to get the win!
Rune Jarstein: We defended really well. It was an incredibly tactical game, and we’ll happily take the point we got from it. It’s a shame that Maxi couldn’t finish off that chance at the end. We want to create more going forward, but it’s more important for us to be defensively solid at the moment, and we‘re doing that. We’re getting braver every game and we’re creating more chances. Krzysztof Piątek also played really well when he came on.
Arne Maier: The game wasn’t exactly easy on the eyes, but it was nice for me to be back on the pitch. We didn’t play great in the first half but as much as they had chances, I thought 0-0 was probably a fair result. Now we’re focused on the next game against Schalke, and this time we need at least one goal.
Krzysztof Piątek: I'm pleased that I got to play so soon after joining. I told
Jürgen Klinsmann before the game that I was fit and ready. The atmosphere is great in the stadium and I'm just happy to be here. The coach told me before coming on that I should just enjoy it, which I did. I hope that we can improve from this. The mood within the squad is good and seems like a family. I want to score as many goals as possible in the coming games so that I can help out the team.