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Hummels and Glasner discuss intense five-goal shootout

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Both Mats Hummels and Oliver Glasner supplied memorable sound-bites following Saturday night's wild Top-Spiel. 

The BVB defensive captain declared himself thrilled at the emotional victory, but lamented that the team needed to play "Wild West Football" to win. 

A strained SGE trainer Glasner couldn't come up with a commonly used metaphor, so simply described his team as a "rabbit facing a snake."
Mats Hummels.
Mats Hummels.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
After all the insanity that was Dortmund's incredible comeback victory over Frankfurt on Saturday night, it's no surprise that those involved resorted to metaphor to describe their feelings afterwards.

BVB veteran defender Mats Hummels first called the incredible there-goal-comeback, "an awesome emotional victory." The 33-year-old, never shy about calling out his teammates for defensive lapses, then proceeded to discuss the passing errors that enabled Frankfurt to go up 2-0 in the first place.

"It's very exhausting," Hummels noted, "We're constantly conceding goals from situations from situations that we shouldn't be conceding from. Theses stories have been told before, but it just keeps happening.

"We have to find a way to manage a game in a dominant fashion throughout," Hummels continued, "otherwise it's just more 'Wild-West football."

After cursing into the short winter break as the hottest team in all of German football, Eintracht trainer Oliver Glasner was understandably distraught that a Rafael Santos Borré brace wasn't good enough to give his team four consecutive wins on the spin.

"This is quite bitter as for very long stretches I saw a very good Frankfurt team," Glasner said afterwards, "What we must reproach ourselves for is that we tried to manage the game too much, playing back way too much to Kevin Trapp."

"We saw what was happening and tried to take steps to correct it," Glasner also noted when discussing the events unfolding before his eyes, "but it was like the rabbit before the snake, always trying to play it safe."

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