Germany: Bundesliga
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1 - 1
(1 - 1)
Freiburg
Heidenheim
R. Doan (29)
K. Sessa (38)
By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Streich's thoughts on home farewell: "Was just wondering why we couldn't win."

Pressed for his thoughts on coaching his final home game for his long-time club, SC Freiburg trainer Christian Streich revealed that his was a mind that remained firmly focused on football until the very end. 

In what shall be the last home press conference of one of German football's greatest ever "cult-trainers", Christian Streich kept things short, sweet, and humble at his post-match presser at the Europa Park Stadion on Saturday afternoon. Reporters had questions for the 58-year-old. In his trademark deep south Baden dialect, Streich essentially revealed that he was nothing more than a normal person. 

Freiburg weren't able to take all three points against visiting Heidenheim despite playing a vastly superior second half. Streich sat on the bench for several minutes after the full-time whistle clearly pondering something. Journalists asked the long-time club man if something about the moment had taken over him. 

"I was just wondering how it was that we couldn't win the game," Streich responded, "how could we not get the ball over the line from four meters out? That's all I was thinking about." 

"Nothing was going through my head," Streich said when asked what he was thinking as he approached the FanKurve with tears in his eyes, "The fans gave me a friendly round-of-applause and I applauded them. It was a good partnership over these many years." 

"It was great of them to honor things for which I am grateful," Streich continued, "Apart from that, nothing was running through my head. It was loud. One goes over there and one claps. Honestly, there wasn't anything running through my mind." 

"Perhaps I don't have enough space up there," he concluded. 
 

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