Allofs laments mistake-riddled performance

VfL Wolfsburg Sporting director Klaus Allofs believes a number of individual errors led to his team’s 3-2 loss against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Salomon Kalou’s 91st-minute penalty condemned The Wolves to their third consecutive league game without victory, and Allofs is adamant that Wolfsburg only have themselves to blame after giving away a two-goal lead.

“We make far too many mistakes, which I cannot understand – such as the red card or the penalty,” he told the club’s website.

“Those things just shouldn’t happen.

“The coach changed a number of things, which were not at all bad.

“For example I must mention Borja Mayoral, who was a lively element in the side, not just because of his goal.”

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Valerien Ismael’s side raced into a two-goal lead within the first twenty minutes of the clash, but a lack of defensive awareness coupled with Paul Seguin’s sending off allowed Pal Dardai’s side to register maximum points.

“When you see the intensity with which the players go into training every single day, then it is definitely not a fitness issue,” Allofs added.

“The players are extremely determined but situations such as the one we are in at the moment cause you to seize up somewhat. What we need to establish is why both halves of the game were so different.

“We were really courageous in the first half, dealt with the equaliser and continued to attack. In the second half, that was no longer the case. That is not a question of fitness,” he concluded.

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