McClaren happy to secure first Wolfsburg win
Monday 20 September 2010
Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren was delighted to secure his first win in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 derby success at home to Hannover 96.
The Wolves had lost their opening three games, but roared back against their local rivals thanks to goals from summer signing Diego and star striker Edin Dzeko.
McClaren told his club’s official website: “Those are three very important points. We expected a difficult game, but the players dealt with the situation very well.
“Now we must continue to build on this result, so that soon it is not the only win.
“We had to change regarding personnel and the system somewhat. It was a hard training week and the players reacted perfectly to the new requirements.
“The key to the victory was the defence. Simon Kjaer and Andrea Barzagli, who received much criticism last week, gave a strong reaction.”
Bayern Munich head coach Louis van Gaal is confident that his side will soon get the rewards they deserve for their recent performances.
Koln earned a goalless draw at the Allianz Arena, as Bayern failed to find the net for the third Bundesliga game on the trot.
Van Gaal told reporters: “I am not disappointed with our play. We broke into their penalty box on numerous occasions.
“However, it is always difficult when the opposition have so many men behind the ball. That makes both the final ball and the finish difficult.
“In such situations a bit of luck is needed and we are lacking that at the moment.
“We must continue to play like this and if we do I am sure that we will soon be scoring goals again. That is now only a matter of time.”
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