Hertha BSC - Frankfurt

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Hertha BSC M. Hinteregger (78)
Olympiastadion Berlin1-3Attendance: 4.000
Frankfurt A. Silva (Pen. 30), B. Dost (37), S. Rode (71)
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Alexander Schwolow:
'We were asleep for the first half'

By Rune Gjerulff

Hertha BSC goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow lamented his side's performance after Friday's 1-3 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Alexander Schwolow.
Alexander Schwolow.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Hertha BSC fell to a defeat in the first Bundesliga game of the week as they suffered a 1-3 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.


Speaking after the game, Hertha goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow didn't mince his words in his analysis of his side's performance.

"We were asleep for the first half, when the opposition were just all over us physically. We have to be blunt with ourselves – we were almost like a school team in the opening stages. At least we didn’t allow ourselves to be dominated quite so much after the break. We did better in the second half – we showed much more fight," said Schwolow in an interview on the club's website.

"It’s completely down to us, so we have to look at ourselves. The first half was crucial – even though we drew a line under our poor showing, it was too little, too late. Our expectations create a positive pressure, and you saw what we are capable of in the last match in Bremen. But we have to understand that we can’t let ourselves get bullied like that."


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