Hoffenheim coach Alfred Schreuder is happy with the progress his side is making after they picked up a 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg on Monday night. The visitors got off to the perfect start when Sebastian Rudy, who is on loan from Schalke, put them in front after just six minutes but were then pegged back on 36 minutes when Admir Mehmedi equalised for Wolfsburg.
After the break, Hoffenheim were the better team and pushed forward looking for the winning goal.
Robert Skov went close to making it 2-1 and was unlucky to see his long-range hit the underside of the crossbar and bounce on the goalline before being cleared away.
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Hoffenheim could not find a way past Wolfsburg goalkeeper Pavao Pervan and Schreuder was happy to take the point in the end. “I’m very pleased with our team’s performance. Wolfsburg are strong opponents and aren’t in the Europa League by chance,” he said after the game.
“We did well in the first 15 minutes but switched off during a period of VfL pressure when they started to pass the ball well. “We were fortunate not to concede a second when Brekalo was penalised for handball. I told the lads at half-time that we weren’t doing enough. “We did well in the second half and had three or four good opportunities.
We could have won the game at the end but I’m still happy with the team’s improvement.”
The result means Hoffenheim still have just one win from their opening five matches and sit in 11th position in the Bundesliga table.