At the press conference, Edin Terzic spoke about the game against Hertha, the injury to Karim Adeyemi, Donyell Malen’s performance and the situation at the top of the table.

Edin Terzic on the balance of play:
“After the highlight in midweek, it was important to start the match well. We didn’t manage that. We had a lot of unnecessary losses of possession in the middle and then switched it around in our build-up play with one additional player in the middle. As a result, we took control of the match and went in 2-0 up at the break. We then addressed several things we wanted to do better, but we didn’t start the second half well and conceded after a minute as we did not go into the tackles with the same toughness as we have recently, as we didn’t want to contest the important challenges and prevent the counter-attacks. That was significantly better in our previous matches. We then suddenly pulled ourselves together and gained a much better foothold in the game again. The win was important and it was also deserved in my opinion.”

…on the injury-enforced substitution of Karim Adeyemi:
“He was extremely important for us. He not only scored the first goal. but also assisted the goal for 2-0 in the incident in question. We need to wait and see. It currently looks like he’ll be sidelined. We hope he can come back quickly and build upon the form that he’s been in now.”


…on goalscorer Donyell Malen:
“He played in a different position and was the lone striker. We wanted to have a player there who can use his tempo to get in behind. He did that really well. We’re delighted he scored his first goal. It was a really good performance from him.”

…on the situation at the top of the table:
“We want to keep working hard and stay humble. We’re satisfied with our eighth win in a row but we also know that won’t help us next week in Hoffenheim. The next tough task awaits us there. We will prepare ourselves for it diligently starting on Tuesday. We’ve managed to put ourselves in a very good position. Nonetheless, we’re still a long way from achieving our objectives.”