The Werkself showed a good reaction to the home defeat against Bayern in the Europa League match at Betis Real Seville last night. The Werkself pressed for tempo from the start and could have led quickly. But the 1:0 was not to be. After the break, Real Betis were the better team. However, the home side did not create any clear chances. In the 75th minute, however, the home side took the lead after a penalty kick. Bayer's response was good, because it was quickly 1-1 after a deflected Andrich shot. It was good that the Werkself wanted more - and the chances were there, but it remained 1-1.
Simon Rolfes said beforehand that we would fly to Seville as league leaders and also return home as league leaders. That's how it was and we have every chance of coming through first in our hands.
Now we have to concentrate on Sunday, when one of the most important games of the year takes place in Cologne. They're already making a fuss in public, but we have to show the reaction on the pitch. I'm not worried.