Xhaka satisfied with FC Augsburg draw

Borussia MG midfielder Granit Xhaka insists his team played for the win against FC Augsburg, but were ultimately happy to have earned a 2-2 draw.

The Foals began the match strongly but were thwarted time and again by a resolute FC Augsburg defence until Raffael gave them the lead in the 33rd minute.

However, the hosts reacted emphatically and scored twice shortly after half-time to take the lead. Fabian Johnson scored in the 55th minute to level the scores at 2-2, and Xhaka believes both clubs deserved to take something from the match.

"We were determined to take three points from the game, which I think was clear to see at the start," he told the club's official website.

"We began well and created some good chances, but they had some of their own and it led to an exciting game.

"We were a bit too passive at the beginning of the second half and conceded twice as a result. However, we responded well and with a bit of luck, we could have won the game. On the whole, I think both sides can live with the point."

Gladbach boss Andre Schubert was happy with the way his side started the game, but admits FC Augsburg's defending was too difficult to break down and was pleased they were able to grab a draw.

"We got off to a good start. We wanted to grab the game by the scruff of the neck but it was clear to see that Augsburg have a good defence and it's no surprise that they've kept a lot of clean sheets this season," he explained.

"We had a lot of possession but Augsburg remained very compact in the middle. We managed to create a lot of chances but lacked the composure to finish them off.

"At the same time, we allowed a lot of chances at the back for our opponents. I was pleased with the way the team came back after conceding those two goals."