Thomas Reis (head coach VfL Bochum 1848): First of all, congratulations to Christian and his team. It’s a bitter evening for us. You come into the game and have a one hundred percent scoring chance, which you have to use. Then the game might have gone better. The chances were rather scarce in the first half. The second half was very even. What annoys me is that we didn’t play the last pass cleanly. Maxim Leitsch can’t be blamed. I haven’t talked to him yet. He will grow from it, because Maxim is playing a good season. In the end, it’s just a shame that it wasn’t quite enough.
Christian Streich (head coach SC Freiburg): It was a competitive game. The pitch was in better condition a few weeks ago when we played here. That’s why we were able to see a bit more in terms of soccer in the first leg. We were able to withstand the pressure from VfL Bochum today and were the lucky ones in the end. In the first leg, Bochum were the lucky ones, today it’s us. I can only pay Thomas a big compliment and my team too.
Anthony Losilla: It’s definitely bitter when you concede their winning goal so late. That’s how it is in soccer: sometimes it’s nice, sometimes not so much. I told Maxim directly: Mistakes can always happen, he has saved us so many times. Nevertheless, we played a good game and fought hard. We didn’t need much today to make it to the semifinals. Now we have to get over it quickly and concentrate on the next game. It’s going to be a very important game on Saturday, the full focus is on the Bundesliga.
Sebastian Polter: It was an awesome cup fight. What could be better than keeping a game open for so long? Of course it’s bitter that we get a late goal. But we played great. We win together, we lose together. We stand on the pitch as a team. That’s what has made us strong in recent weeks, and that’s how we’ll continue. We’ll continue on our way. The development process is not over yet, everyone can still learn.