Frankfurt lacked the "Lucky Punch": Voices on the SGE defeat against Tottenham

The 2-3 defeat for Eintracht Frankfurt, who were visiting London at Tottenham Hotspur, meant they were last in the Champions League group for the time being.

Frankfurt lacked the "Lucky Punch": Voices on the SGE defeat against Tottenham

The 2-3 defeat for Eintracht Frankfurt, who were visiting London at Tottenham Hotspur, meant they were last in the Champions League group for the time being. The SBU started the game well, but then had to admit defeat due to the quality of the hosts. The voices of the game.

"I think the win is okay for the whole 90 minutes," said Oliver Glasner after the final whistle, a fair but sobering conclusion. The Eintracht coach still knew how to praise his team: "My team has impressed me with a lot of things that I've seen. We scored a quick 1-0 with great attacking pressing."

Nevertheless, one was "overwhelmed with one or the other offensive action by Tottenham". When conceding the first goal, the coach criticized the prevailing passivity: "When you defend these world-class players, you have to move at world-class level. And we weren't sometimes."

But he was "impressed" by the reaction to the setbacks: "We kept looking for a way forward and even had situations to equalize. When the boys perform like that, it makes me very confident."

The summary by Markus Krösche was very similar. He also emphasized the good start, but at the same time admitted that he hadn't tackled the important actions well enough: "We got into the game well and then Tottenham had a very high quality - especially in the transition behavior - and made the goals ice cold. The penalty You can give in the situation. After the yellow-red card [from Tuta] it was obviously difficult."

"But the lads tried everything and it got a bit wild at the end. It's a shame we didn't get another lucky punch. In the end, Tottenham deserved to win. They're a really good team and they're on a different level." summed up the sports director. He added that it was important to still have progress in your own hands.

Sebastian Rode spoke of a "very difficult" game. "Tottenham's tremendous quality has given us problems," was the general consensus. Still, he felt there was nothing wrong with the bold and, as a result, more open approach to the game.

"But for years it has been a feature of us that we remain positive and continue to step on the gas. Now we're at the bottom of the group, but everything is still in our hands. We can turn the table around with two good performances. We want to show that, we believe in ourselves", he said combatively.

"We started the game well, but after that the game didn't go the way we wanted it to," said Mario Götze. The end result was just as "annoying", although the SGE appearance was "characteristic but very good". Götze concludes: "We made life difficult for ourselves, in the Champions League small things are punished. Tottenham have quality - especially in the back row - that was decisive today."

This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Frankfurt missed the "Lucky Punch": Comments on the SBU defeat by Tottenham.

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