fisherman: "Reaction more important than victory"

Here’s how the coaches saw their teams’ performance…

Saw well shifting chains: Union coach Urs Fischer.

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Union Berlin – Hertha BSC 3: 1 (1: 0)

Urs Fischer (Coach Union Berlin): “For me, the reaction was almost more important than the win. We demanded it from ourselves and we expected it after the cup. The team showed what they are capable of when they are ready for the task. We were very compact, the chains shifted and harmonized well and we were very purposeful going to goal.”
Sandro Schwarz (Hertha BSC coach): “It was definitely a deserved victory for Union. They were better in many areas, had more grip and were more gallant. Accordingly, they deservedly led at half-time. We only had good control for a short period in the first half. Despite the goal, that was it All in all, not a good performance. We lacked uncompromisingness in the duels.”

Borussia Monchengladbach – TSG Hoffenheim 3: 1 (1: 1)

Daniel Farke (Borussia Monchengladbach coach): “We started a bit nervous. The yellow-red card played into our hands. But we were a little too impatient until the break. We did very well in the second half. It was a deserved win and a very good start .”
Andre Breitenreiter (TSG Hoffenheim coach): “The story is told briefly. Unfortunately, we were decimated. You can give the card. He has to be more clever. He’s the saddest boy today. Despite being outnumbered, we defended well. Over time it became more and more difficult. In the end didn’t have enough strength to turn the game again.”

Eintracht Frankfurt – Bayern Munich 1: 6 (0: 5)

Oliver Glasner (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): “Obviously a fully deserved win for Bayern. We lost our heads with the two quick goals we conceded. We thought we had to get the goal straight away. Bayern used the space we gave them brutally. With their pace they were we’re just overwhelmed. Now we have the opportunity to do better against Real Madrid on Wednesday.”

Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich coach): “I’m very happy with the first half, an incredibly good game with great energy. In the second half, Frankfurt were lower, but we could have scored more goals. But overall it was a very good game. If we play with such energy, it is very difficult against us.”

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