Köln 0-0 Mainz 05: Post Match Thoughts


On Tuesday evening one of the Bundesliga game saw Köln and Mainz 05 battle for a goalless draw. Both teams could’ve done with all three points and both players and bosses felt they could’ve done more. 

Kasper Hjulmand felt his side had a few positives from their performance, “Overall a very close game. I think that both teams have defended very well. There were one or two great opportunities for us, even for 1. FC Köln.” Despite the positives, Mainz know they have to be better for the visit of Bayern Munich, “We have not done our best game today, in the final minutes of Cologne had a bit more power. On Friday, we definitely need a better game than today. ”

Yunus Malli also knew they would have to be better and that they should’ve taken more than a point, “I think we gave everything. With the chance from Shinji in the second half we could’ve made it 1-0. Sure, a point is not enough in this situation and our goal was to take more. ”

Johannes Geis was pleased with his sides clean sheet and is looking forward to facing Bayern, “We were first glad we were able to keep the zero again, but of course have hoped for a lucky punch. In the winter break, we have to work hard to create more pressure to the front again, but before that, there is Bayern and I think everyone is looking forward to the game and the atmosphere in Mainz.”

Köln head coach Peter Stöger was pleased his side didn’t lose the game late on, “We have shown that we definitely wanted to win this game. The boys have pressed and got back everything. We have lost the last few home games in the last few minutes, we take this point but wanted more.” Köln face Wolfsburg next before the league goes on a winter break.

Article for VAVEL.


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