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Nagelsmann: 'Lyon played cat-and-mouse with us'

By Bulinews Team

Julian Nagelsmann admits Hoffenheim were lucky to escape last night's clash with Olympique Lyon with a point.

Julian Nagelsmann.
Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim were 2-0 down at the break of last night's game against Olympique Lyon in France, and from the 51th minute onwards, 'Die Kraichgauer' were also playing with 10 men after Kasim Nuhu Adams was shown a second yellow card.

Still, Hoffenheim came back to make it 2-2 thanks to goals from Andrej Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek.

Speaking after the match, Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann admitted that his team were lucky to take a point.

"We played well for the first 20 minutes. We defended well after the break, but we didn't in the first half. Since our defending was very weak, we allowed the opponent to score two easy goals. After that, Lyon were brutally on top. At times, they played cat-and-mouse with us," Nagelsmann told Sky and continued:

"After the red card in the second half, we were just lucky to get a point. That leaves a small backdoor open, even if it is no longer in our own hands. I'm glad we made a comeback once again. But I'm not so happy with the game."

Hoffenheim are in third place in the Champions League's Group F - three points behind Olympique Lyon who are sitting second.

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