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P. Hofmann (71), P. Förster (90)
E. N'Dicka (87)

Losilla believes Bochum can beat anyone: "This was a Champions League opponent!"

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

For the first time since May 5th, VfL Bochum were able to celebrate a victory in front of their hometown fans. Squad captain Anthony Losilla was understandably jubilant in his post-match interview. 
Anthony Losilla
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In scenes that reminded one of the defeat of Bayern last year at the Vonovia Ruhrstadion last February, the VfL Bochum footballers were permitted to take a deserved bow before their ultras on Saturday afternoon. With the familiar sounds of Hebert Grönemeyer pumping through the stadium PA, the Westphalian victors made cure to enjoy every last moment of their first victory of the season.


"If I'm honest, I really missed this," captain Anthony Losilla told the Sky microphones afterwards, "It's been a really tough situation."

The 36-year-old Frenchman, who has been earning his living in the Bundesrepublik over the past decade, saw many positives for his team to build upon. Indeed, there are. Thomas Letsch's set-pieces produced two of the three goals. Big summer offseason signing Philipp Hofmann appears to finally be off the mark with his second goal of the season.

"We shouldn't forget that this was a Champions' League opponent!" the veteran noted, "We have to be 100 percent convinced that we can beat anyone if we invest everything."

Asked by his interviewer what he thought of Letsch's tactical shift, Losilla instead wanted to talk about what he wanted from the teammates he is tasked with leading. Adeline pulsated through the midfielder who began his journey with Bochum in 2014.

"Attitude, will, and mentality," Losilla said with a raised voice, "Passion and playing aggressively forward. Frankfurt did not find solutions. We were unpleasant for them."


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