Prömel: "We must not let our heads drop"

Here's what the TSG players and coach had to say after the 3-1 defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Oliver Baumann: "Playing for 70 minutes with 10 men gets difficult towards the end. We did well, continued to show courage and had a good mix of passing out from the back and long balls. But then time started to slow down and the pressure started to grow. Gladbach kept their cool and saw it through very well. We cleared a lot of balls away; a big compliment to the boys but it wasn't to be."

Grischa Prömel: "We envisaged it differently but when you're down a man against a good Gladbach team after 20 minutes, it becomes tough. Stefan Posch's dismissal was unfortunate for us; he needs to learn from that because he surely knows that he was slightly overzealous. Nonetheless, we threw everything that we had at it and made a good impact going forward, but at some point it became too tough. We must not let our heads drop."

Kevin Vogt: "We cleared a lot of balls away but Gladbach have the quality to find the gaps. We needed time to get our bearings after the dismissal but then we took the lead and showed that we wanted to keep going forward in the second half too. We can see it as a positive that we tried to continue playing football despite being a player down. It's frustrating but we simply had to play for too long with a man fewer. But I also saw some very good things."

Robert Skov: "Naturally, it was great for me to score the goal for 1-0. We had high hopes for ourselves for the start to the season and gave everything to defend our lead. But it was difficult being a man down; we invested a lot but unfortunately it wasn't enough."

André Breitenreiter: "The story is a relatively quick one to tell. Initially, it was an even encounter. We unfortunately did ourselves in early on. Stefan Posch has to be a bit cleverer. Despite going down a man, we defended well for 70 minutes and even went in front. Unfortunately, we conceded an equaliser via a set-piece before half-time. That's particularly bitter, especially when you're a man down. We immediately had a great opportunity at the start of the second half but did not manage to pull the trigger. It got increasingly difficult as the time progressed. Gladbach then did well to exploit a mistake from us. Today it would've definitely been possible to get something if it had been 11 vs. 11, but the way it was Gladbach deserved the victory."

Daniel Farke (Borussia Mönchengladbach coach): "I'm highly satisfied with the result. There's always a great deal of expectation for the first home game. We started slightly nervously and gave the ball away unnecessarily a lot. Hoffenheim were well set up, it wasn't easy for us. TSG then took the lead with their first shot at goal but sat back even deeper after the dismissal. We didn't perform so well in the first half; it was significantly better in the second half. Hoffenheim continued to look very solid even once a man down, but it was a deserved victory."

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