On Saturday’s German Bundesliga fixture, Schalke was able to salvage a point thanks to a second-half goal by Guido Burgstaller.
Kai Havertz scored in the 31st minute to give Bayer Leverkusen the lead in today’s German Bundesliga match, but Schalke’s Guido Burgstaller was able to score at the start of the second half to give his team the draw and one point.
“We let Leverkusen have too much of the ball in the first half, played too deep and didn’t push forward enough,” he told the club’s official website.
“We addressed that during the break and played better as a result. It’s always a good feeling to score, but when it might be offside then it’s not so great at first.”
He added: “Luckily, the goal counted—it seems as though I feel very at ease here in Leverkusen. We wanted to put on a strong performance in our last away game this season by giving it our all.”
“With a bit of luck, we could have won the game, but in the end, the result is well-deserved.”
“In our last game of the season, we want to give something back to the fans in return for their great support this season,” he continued.
“We have not had much to celebrate this season, which is why it would be really great to end the season with a win. If we play the way we did during the second half today, then I have a really good feeling about it.”
Manager Huub Stevens also said: “We didn’t start the game well, which was partly down to Leverkusen and partly down to ourselves.”
“We were okay defensively; however we made too many mistakes which you cannot afford to make.”
“Thankfully we cut the majority of these mistakes out in the second half. We didn’t lose the ball as much, were more aggressive and up for it,” the boss continued.
“The first half belonged to Leverkusen, but we then showed what we’re capable of in the second half. We made it difficult for them after the break.”
Despite a delay from VAR, we're level! 🙌
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