Posch: "A disappointing day"

Here's what the players and coaches had to say after the 3-0 loss away to Hertha BSC.

Oliver Baumann: "We didn't start the match well, were sluggish, and committed too many mistakes and stupid fouls. On top of that, we made the wrong decisions. I never felt we were playing to our full potential. We didn't get the tempo right. Then you need to fight as a team with everything you've got; we didn't do that. We were not alert at set-pieces. It's very irritating and disappointing. We have to draw conclusions from this and flick certain switches."

Stefan Posch: "Put simply, that was far too little from us. When you lose 3-0, the result says it all. If we want to stay near the top, we have to win games like that. This is a disappointing day. We were ready for today and were focused on ourselves, but the performance wasn't right. The three goals conceded from set-pieces cannot be allowed to happen to us. We'll analyse that."

Christoph Baumgartner: "The match was horrendous. We didn't manage to play our game on the pitch. We were very sluggish and very slow with our passing. Hertha weren't dragged out of position and that's what you have to do against a deep-lying team. That's why we posed such little threat and deserved to lose. Our game was very flat. We played far too slowly. We have to look forward now and keep our heads up. We find ourselves in a considerably worse position, it's not about the standings, but the performance was not good. We've done much better in recent weeks. You don't stand a chance against any opponent in the Bundesliga with a performance like that. We lost the game, Hertha didn't win it. We have to accept the blame for that."

Sebastian Hoeness: "We knew it would be a challenge to get through and control the opening stages. Hertha put us under pressure well without creating any clear goalscoring chances. After that, we started to play better; we also had a great chance to make it 1-0 through Jacob Bruun Larsen, but instead Hertha took the lead from a set-piece. That suited the way they played with a deep-lying defence very well. The 2-0 almost decided the game because we didn't take our chances after that. The third goal summed it all up, it was a disappointing day."

Mark Fotheringham (Hertha BSC assistant coach): "I am extremely proud of the boys. They did a very good job and were very compact. We wanted to be solid and give little away. After winning the ball, we wanted to switch the play quickly. We were lucky that Hoffenheim didn't score in the 25th minute. But I'm very satisfied with the match."  

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