Raum: "This won't set us back"

Here's what the players and coaches had to say after the 2-1 loss at Union Berlin.

Kevin Vogt: "We lacked precision in the final third at the decisive moments and we did not play our final balls cleanly enough, even though the space was there. We didn't make it easy for Union Berlin, but we were lacking precision. That's how it goes sometimes. I also feel a bit of anger in the pit of my stomach, because there weren't a lot of opportunities for Union. But they popped up twice and scored the goals. However, I also saw several things from us that were good."

David Raum: "It's incredibly bitter and we're very disappointed. We were actually the dominant team, but unfortunately our final ball was lacking. There wasn't much wrong. We didn't give a lot away, but Union were very clinical and scored the goals at the right moments. Towards the end, one second ball slipped through. It's a shame that our run is over but this won't set us back. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to come away with anything tangible today. We want to set that right on Wednesday."

Chris Richards: "It never feels good to lose, but it's especially frustrating after a run of five victories and two draws. We tried everything but lost as a result of two goals that both initially struck the crossbar and were then turned into the net. We're hoping to do better again when we take on Freiburg in the cup on Wednesday and Dortmund in the Bundesliga next weekend."

Munas Dabbur: "Union are a tough nut to crack; they have lost only one of their last 26 home matches. We gave our best and took the lead as well. Perhaps we needed to be cleverer thereafter. It would've been an important win against Union in order to cement our position in the table, but unfortunately we lost. We want to improve upon that against Freiburg in the cup on Wednesday."

Sebastian Hoeness: "In games like this, Union Berlin possess the ability to hold firm. We started the game well and opened the scoring at 1-0. That goal should have given us a sense of security, but that didn't happen for us. The equaliser didn't do us any good, it was an open game after that. We reasserted our dominance towards the end of the half, but went in at the break on level terms. I can't really blame my team for the second half either, we were simply lacking a little determination. In the end, one situation decided the game."

Urs Fischer (Union Berlin coach): "The big moments went our way today. We needed that. We didn't get Hoffenheim under such good control. But TSG also did very well to make that happen. This team has enormous quality. There was a lot of passion and desire. The spectators carried us to victory today. It was a great performance from our team."

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