Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Borussia coach reviews KSC performance

Per the Borussia web-site Hans Meyer discussed last weekends draw to KSC.

When asked if he was disappointed with the result he acknowledged the complexities of Karlsruher SC:

"Leaving wishful thinking aside, these are games in which you can be satisfied with a point. We're not in a situation where we could approach any away game saying that a point would be disappointing. I was a bit worried ahead of the game, because I know that it can be difficult to travel to a team that plays well without getting results. And on top of that they had been without a goal for such a long time, which makes it even more unpleasant. Fact is: the draw helped us to hold one of our direct rivals at a distance. KSC are still five points behind us and if you look at their reactions, you know that it hurt them."

Staying close to his previous comments noting that the relegation fight will go the last day the Borussia leader said"

"Of course it's nicer to look at the standings and find yourself in 15th place. But a win wouldn't have secured Bundesliga status, and a defeat wouldn't have condemned us to relegation. I stick to it: it will be decided on matchday 34."

Of the performance he added:

"There were a few things I didn't like. The cooperation between defence, midfield and attack didn't work in a few defensive situations. And we didn't play proper attacks until the end when we had six or seven good opportunities to break. But we had nine players away on international duty in the past two weeks and only could train properly from Friday. Additionally we had to make do without Marko Marin and Rob Friend, who were decisive in 50% of our goals this season."