Michael Gregoritsch: This win will spur us on
The Royal Blues defeated Hertha 3-2 in extra time in a dramatic DFB-Pokal tie on Tuesday night (4/2). schalke04.de has summarised the post-match quotes.
We deserved to win because the lads put so much into tonight’s game. It was a great game of football for anyone to watch. I can’t explain my red card. I’ve watched it back and my hand was on his neck, but I was trying to help him stay up. He then threw the crate of water. If Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused, I would like to apologise to the player and to his club on behalf of FC Schalke 04.
We’re disappointed and annoyed, any team would be. We played so well for 70 minutes and we were great to watch. Really well done to the players for that.
We gave our all for 120 minutes and threw the kitchen sink at them. We’ll gain some energy from the joy of this win – it will spur us on. I had the feeling throughout the game that we could score. I believed in us because I know that we possess the quality to turn a game around. At half time we discussed how loud the ground would be if we got one back – and it was. It’s hard for an away team here when the atmosphere is like that. Ultimately we deserved to win.