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Sommer: Gladbach lucky to get a draw

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - MAY 04: Borussia Monchengladbach players show appreciation to the fans after the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Borussia-Park on May 04, 2019 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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For Yann Sommer, the team was lucky to get a 2-2 tie with Hoffenheim in Saturday’s German Bundesliga fixture.

Borussia Monchengladbach and Hoffenheim tied 2-2 in today’s German Bundesliga match, and for Gladbach’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer his team was lucky to rescue one point.

“We were lucky to get a draw. We didn’t create anything in the first half – it was a really tough 45 minutes for us,” he told the club’s official website.

“Fortunately we were only 1-0 down as Hoffenheim could have scored a lot more. We fought back well twice in the second half though.”

He added: “I’m delighted for Josip to score such an important goal for us after the struggles he’s had.”

“It’s been a difficult few weeks, we haven’t had many good results. It’s normal for that to have an effect on the team – we’re not exactly brimming with the confidence of late.”

“But getting a point today given how the game played out will give us a boost. We will try to carry that positivity into our remaining matches,” he said.

Matthias Ginter added too: “We certainly couldn’t complain about being 1-0 down at the half time as it could have been more.”

“We changed things at the break and that got us into the game more and we started creating chances.”

He continued: “It was difficult for us today because Hoffenheim was on us man-to-man. I feel like I had about five touches today because Adam Szalai was practically standing on my toes. When we were able to work the ball out, we had some space. The minimum goal today was to keep a European competitor behind us, and we managed that at least.”