Interview with Andreas Beck

After six weeks out injured, Germany international Andreas Beck made his Bundesliga return in the match against Nürnberg. Afterwards, the 23-year-old caught up with

Andreas, a 0:0 draw at 1. FC Nürnberg. A fair result in your view?

Not really. It was a shame we were unable to convert our dominance into victory. We had much more of the game and deserved the win based on the balance of play. There were positives to be taken from the game, though. We were very good in defence and didn't allow them too many chances. Unfortunately we weren't decisive in front of goal.

Vedad Ibisevic and Carlos Eduardo had two great chances to put Hoffenheim in front. Why has scoring goals been such a big problem of late?

I'm not sure. I think there are a lot of small things missing at the moment. We created two or three decent chances and we just needed that little bit of luck for the ball to hit the back of the net. Still, there were many positives, as I said, and that gives me the confidence that we'll be back on the scoresheet against Freiburg.

It was your first appearance after six weeks out injured. Were you pleased with your performance when you came on?

I think I played okay. I was happy to get 20 minutes. It's important to get your rhythm back and get back to the form I was showing before my injury. The performance has given me confident for our next match. It felt like a reward for all the hard work I'd put in over the past few weeks.

Did you feel any problems with your knee before the game?

No, not at all. There were a few moments during the game which proved that my knee could take the pressure.

Were you nervous going into the game having been out for so long?

Definitely. You never know how you will react to competitive football following an injury, especially a big game like that. Now I have the confidence to give my all over the next few weeks.

What do you think needs to change if you are to take all three points against Freiburg on Sunday?

We need to build on our defensive performance and try to form attacks based on a solid back four. A win would be a huge boost for the team because it would keep us well away from the bottom of the table. The next few weeks are not going to be easy, so we need to make sure we get the points on Sunday.

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