Frankfurt - Gladbach

Germany: Bundesliga
Frankfurt A. Silva (81)
Gladbach A. Pléa (1), M. Thuram (7), R. Bensebaini (Pen. 72)

Adi Hütter laments Frankfurt's sloppy start in defeat to Gladbach

By Laura Brandt

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter says his team made things difficult for themselves by conceding two early goals against Gladbach.

Adi Hütter.
Adi Hütter.Photo: Дмитрий Голубович,, CC BY-SA 3.0

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter believes his side's poor start against Borussia Mönchengladbach made things extremely difficult.

Hütter's side were left them with a mountain to climb after conceding twice within the opening seven minutes of Saturday's Bundesliga game at Commerzbank-Arena, which they ultimately ended up losing 1-3.

"When you go 1-0 down after 40 seconds and then concede another seven minutes later, it's obviously going to be extremely difficult from there against such a good team. I can't really understand or explain why we were caught napping in the opening stages," Hütter said after the game and added:

"We lost all of our fifty-fifties early on. After that, we tried to push forward – especially in the second half I saw a lot of things that weren't bad at all. But you just can't make this many mistakes against such a good opponent, so we did deserve to lose in the end."

Gladbach coach Marco Rose was delighted with the 3-1 win, which he thought could have been even bigger.

"I'm really happy to have gotten the win. I think it was a good team performance given the circumstances. We could even have won by a greater margin. It was a little nervy at the end after their goal, but I think all in all we worked had and played some good football," Rose said and went on to address the fact that the game was played without fans:

"We wanted to play our own game and we did that well for the most part. We tried to go about the game as we normally would even if it's not all that much fun playing under these conditions, but the most important thing is that everyone is up for playing football, even if we have to do it without the fans."

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