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Tritschoks thrilled by Frankfurt feat

Published: Saturday 24 May 2008, 21.16CET
Hans-Jürgen Tritschoks could not have asked for more in his European finale at 1. FFC Frankfurt – winning the UEFA Women's Cup before a record attendance.
by Paul Saffer & Markus Juchem
from UEFA Women's Cup Arena Frankfurt

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Published: Saturday 24 May 2008, 21.16CET

Tritschoks thrilled by Frankfurt feat

Hans-Jürgen Tritschoks could not have asked for more in his European finale at 1. FFC Frankfurt – winning the UEFA Women's Cup before a record attendance.

Hans-Jürgen Tritschoks could not have asked for better in his last UEFA Women's Cup match in charge of 1. FFC Frankfurt – a 3-2 win against Umeå IK to lift the trophy in front of a 27,640 crowd that more than doubled the previous competition record and was unprecedented for a female game in Germany. Defeated coach Andrée Jeglertz told uefa.com that he rued missed chances, especially in last week's 1-1 first-leg draw in Sweden.

Hans-Jürgen Tritschoks, Frankfurt coach
Both teams played fantastically well today, we were never sure if we had won because they always had the ability to come back. I want to congratulate my team on an amazing performance, we were lucky at the end but I think we deserved to win and we had more chances. I also want to point out we have reached a new dimension in women's football today, the attendance says it all. I am already looking forward to the 2011 [FIFA] Women's World Cup in Germany where there will be a football festival played in a friendly atmosphere. Both teams played attacking games and that is very special for women's football. It was an amazing game for the spectators because of that. I am really happy to have won this title and now we will focus on the Frauen-Bundesliga as that is the next title I want to win before I leave

Andrée Jeglertz, Umeå coach
It was very disappointing. I thought we had a good chance of winning this game. In the first leg in Umea we were the better team, today Frankfurt were the better team; they took advantage of their chances and scored and we didn't. Finishing was the difference and we also gave them two easy goals. [I left striker Ramona Bachmann out of the starting lineup because] I think we needed another player in midfield. We had a good chance to get it to 3-3; if we got into their box we always had a chance to score goals but we needed to be there more often. The size of the crowd is the way it should be in the European final and I hope it will continue like this to spread women's football in Europe. We will do our best to go far in future years. It was a great match for the spectators, I might have made some wrong decisions but I won't criticise any players in public. But I think we shouldn't have conceded three goals.

Siegfried Dietrich, Frankfurt general manager
This is maybe one of the most important moments of my time in management. It was more than just as fantastic game; 15 years ago we sometimes played in front of 500 spectators and people would have laughed at us if we talked about an attendance like today.

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