Domenico Tedesco: Turned game on knife-edge in our favour

After the final whistle, the head coach could hardly control his emotions as he sprinted to congratulate Ralf Fährmann. A while later, we spoke to Domenico Tedesco in Wolfsburg after the team’s win at the Volkswagen Arena. Bruno Labbadia also shared his thoughts.

Domenico Tedesco:

It wasn’t an easy game for us. Wolfsburg were a completely different side to the one which lose 3-0 in Hoffenheim. We expected that though. We managed to turn a very balanced game in our favour at the death. Also, when you save a penalty when the scores are ties, it’s down to a bit of luck to. Our goalkeeping coach Simon Henzler and Ralf Fährmann are always working on penalties. It paid off today.

Our goal was a bit fortunate but I’d argue we had slightly the better of the chances in the game. We prevented Wolfsburg from hitting us on the break and had a lot of possession but it wasn’t enough in the final third. Pablo Insua celebrated his ddebut today and that’s pleasing as he’s come into the light after some dark times this season.

Bruno Labbadia:

Congratulations to Domenico Tedesco and FC Schalke 04. They’ve worked incredibly hard in the past few weeks and they’ve got the rewards. From our perspective though, we’ve done a lot right against a side second in the table. We were solid and restricted the opposition from having much space. All that was missing was the result. Paul Verhaegh is normally clinical from the spot. I told the team after the game that they did well – it doesn’t make a difference to the result but we can build upon it.

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