Schalke match reaction

Here is the match reaction after Hoffenheim's 4-0 defeat to Schalke 04.

Markus Gisdol:We stood firm in the opening half an hour and were perhaps the better team. However, we were 2-0 down. Schalke took their chances well. They deserved their victory. I knew before the game that we needed a perfect day today to get something here.

Jens Keller:Huge credit to my team. We've been through a lot after the defeats against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. This was a fantastic response. We only missed one clear-cut chance and worked really well off the ball too. The win is deserved in my opinion. Casteels made a number of good saves for Hoffenheim.

Andreas Beck:The result is fair. We played really well in the first 30 minutes, but Schalke scored the goals. They were just the better team today. We wanted to attack early and disrupt their game. Instead, Schalke let us control the game and they countered us clinically. It was an odd match.

Koen Casteels:We didn't get enough of a grip on the game today. We needed to be more aggressive from the start, and we lacked that. In the end, you walk off the pitch with a bad feeling. We know that we have to give it everything in every game – even if we are in good form.

Julian Draxler:It was important that we responded today. We worked hard during the week and that's how we managed to find our answer today. The team was extremely motivated. Even after this game, we're not going to look at the table. We are just going to focus on ourselves and our own performance.

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