Domenico Tedesco: It wouldn’t have been a deserved win
FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Köln shared the points in the Veltins Arena. After the final whistle, Domenico Tedesco and Peter Stöger spoke about the 2-2 draw.
In the first half, we were too sluggish and lethargic. Our build up play wasn’t good enough. We struggled to create space and allowed our opponents to hit us on the break. Nevertheless, we scored courtesy of Guido Burgstaller. However, it’s frustrating to give up the lead twice. I don’t think our performance was enough to deserve to get the three points. If we were fortunate, we had a few chances that could have snatched it for us but it wasn’t to be.
It was a good game from our perspective. To get a 2-2 draw against a team like Schalke who have been playing well of late, is a credit to the team. We didn’t start the game well but we worked hard to find a way back into the game. The team showed they were ready to give their all to get points on the board. I have to thank the fans who get behind us no matter what in difficult circumstances.