It was clear within seconds of Harm Osmers' final whistle just how much Saturday’s 1-0 victory against FC Augsburg meant to the Mercedes-Benz-Arena faithful – and they too knew well enough what was the basis of a well-deserved three points.
As the players stood shoulder-to-shoulder around the centre circle applauding the home fans, it was a continuation of their united performance on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes. From front to back, they worked together tirelessly to bring victory over the line – a team in the truest sense of the word.
"Keep working hard"
“We stepped up to the plate,“ said Christian Gentner shortly afterwards. “That’s the main thing in our current situation.” Marc Oliver Kempf went on: “We gave it everything, rose to the challenge and didn’t shy away. We’re up for the fight and I think you could see that today.”
Meanwhile goalscorer Anastasios Donis was delighted to score the winning goal after returning from a muscle tear: “I’m pleased that I was able to help the team out with a goal.”
VfB will now hope to take their positive momentum into the final few games before the winter break, starting with next Sunday’s trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach (kick-off 18:00CET). “We’ve got to keep working hard,” added Gentner – no kidding given the boys from Cannstatt end the year with three games in the space of eight days.