Breel Embolo: It was a bit of a rollercoaster ride

We paid a trip to the VELTINS-Arena mixed zone after the Royal Blues’ 2-1 win over TSG Hoffenheim to get the thoughts of Breel Embolo, Franco Di Santo and Thilo Kehrer.

FC Schalke 04 - TSG Hoffenheim

Breel Embolo:

We ought to have scored three or four goals and can only blame ourselves that it ended up being a tense finish. It could have been a much more relaxing evening, but we will work on that. I don’t think it will be long before we start seeing off games again. In terms of my goals, it was a bit of a rollercoaster ride. I worked hard for the first one and it was a great moment, but then it got ruled out. The decision was correct though, so I didn’t do much complaining. I continued to work hard and then luck was on my side for the second one. I took a gamble and was in the right place at the right time.

Thilo Kehrer:

We’re glad to come away with the three points. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take advantage of one of our counterattacks; we need to work on that and make sure we reward ourselves. Still, I think that we deserved the win over the 90 minutes.

Franco di Santo:

It was a really tough match. Hoffenheim are a very strong team, but I think that we were better overall and deserve the win. We pushed hard to put ourselves in a great position at half time, but we allowed them back into the game again after the break. Hoffenheim were really dangerous once they got back within a goal, however, the most important thing was that we were able to get our first home win of 2018. We’re all over the moon.