Domenico Tedesco: Hard work paid off
After the deserved and well-celebrated 2-0 win in the derby, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger react to the afternoon’s action.
Of course we’re relieved to have bounced back from the defeat in Hamburg. This week of training was intense and the loss against HSV stayed with us. Therefore, we want to bounce back in the derby. In the first half, we were superb. We were compact, ready to counter and created chances. As our opponents played with basically a back five, we reacted by having three forwards and wanted to create momentum. It’s great to see your hard work play off. I’m happy for the team and the fans.
Congratulations to Schalke! They deserved the win over the 90 minutes. We lacked conviction and made too many individual errors. S04 defended well and took their chances clinically. Schalke were well organised and it’s tough when you face who fully deserved to be where they are in the table.