There were mixed emotions during the game, but Augsburg came through with a victory. After trailing at half-time, Manuel Baum’s team managed to turn the match around in their favour.
Fabian Giefer: “The game in Düsseldorf was of course particularly special for me and I’m pleased that we’ve picked up the three points. For the goal we conceded, there were a series of poor decisions started of course by me. If I had kicked the ball long, the situation would have been avoided. We can therefore be proud that we came together as a team and pulled through the rest of the game.”
Martin Hinteregger: “It’s especially important to start a season well. We have finally succeeded in doing this for the first time. The equaliser gave us back the belief that we could win the match.”
André Hahn: “After a good start, we lost our way at around the 20-25 minute mark and then had to accept falling behind. However, we didn’t let our heads drop. You saw in the second half that we wanted to pull the game back in our favour, and I’m of course really pleased that I’ve helped the team with two goals in two games. We‘re really delighted that we’ve finally won the opening game of the season for the first time.”
Manuel Baum: “I think that we came through today’s game very well. At some points, I did however get the feeling that we became too passive and allowed them to take the lead. We are very happy that we still won the match and scored twice in the second half. It’s nice to finally win the opening game of the season at the 8th attempt.”
Friedhelm Funkel: “In the first twenty minutes we were hardly in the match as Augsburg forced us under pressure and embarrassed us. After half time we also didn’t take two good opportunities and it created an end-to-end game of football. We didn’t defend well twice on the flanks. Despite a 2-1 defeat, Fortuna gave a good performance.