Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre was satisfied with the his side's point against Hamburg, even if the 1-1 draw meant his side failed to draw level on points with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table.
Gladbach will drop to third this weekend if Bayern Munich beat Schalke on Sunday, but Favre was nevertheless happy with the result.
"I can live very well with a point, even if we could have won it,'' he said. "We did not play so well and it was not a top performance from us, but we were up against very good opponents who have not lost away from home since September, and one mustn't forget that.
"Nevertheless, we could have done better, but we simply could not find a way through.''
Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink thought there was more in the game for his side than a draw.
"We got the equaliser and my team then did not settle for the draw,'' he said. "We wanted to win the game at all costs so I can be very happy with the second half. The draw is fair in the end.''