Hecking bemoans VfL Wolfsburg’s slow start

VfL Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking bemoaned his side’s sluggish start after they slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Bayern München on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Kingsley Coman and Robert Lewandowski consigned the Wolves to their eighth defeat of the Bundesliga campaign, a result that sees them languishing in eighth place in the league standings.

“We knew Bayern would go for it from the start, but we still didn’t get a grip at first,” Hecking told reporters after the match.

“After 15 minutes the team started to put up resistance. The opener resulted from a situation that doesn’t necessarily have to lead to a goal.

“After the second goal at the latest, it was very hard to strike back.”

VfL Wolfsburg chief executive Klaus Allofs added: “It was a decent performance, but we didn’t score at the decisive moments.

“You have to make use of your chances, that’s the only way to be successful against Bayern. We made it too easy for them to score.