Dimitrios Grammozis: We gave our all right until the final whistle
Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis praised his side for a committed performance after the 4-3 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (15/5). Frankfurt boss Adi Hütter, on the other hand, was disappointed after the defeat. Blendi Idrizi, who scored his first Bundesliga goal, also spoke to the media.
Congratulations to the team for a great win against a tough opponent. The lads gave their all right until the final whistle to see the victory out. We left everything we’ve got on that pitch, which makes me proud. There’s a good feeling in the changing room right now, something we’ve not had for a while now. All in all, it was a good day. The young players played well and the experienced ones also put in a good shift. It was a good team performance overall. Credit has to go to the Knappenschmiede too for producing such good players. I’m really proud to work with these lads because they show every day that they want to be in the side. We will dedicate the three points and the four goals to our fans at home. I hope we can celebrate wins together in stadiums very soon.
We’re hugely disappointed. To lose 4-3 after leading 2-1 is a real blow. We all messed up today. We can’t concede three goals inside 11 minutes. We fought hard until the end and threw all our available attackers on. I don’t want to say that my team didn’t want it – they scored three goals after all. However, things weren’t good defensively. We will finish the season in at least fifth place, which is a good result.
The coach said to us before the game that we are playing for the fans and we should say goodbye to the Bundesliga with a win in our final home game, which we managed to do. I’m proud to score my first Bundesliga goal. I ran straight to Gerald Asamoah afterwards. I wanted to thank him and the rest of the team for getting the chance to play in the Bundesliga.