“We played as if we were half asleep in the opening exchanges and left Hoffenheim much too much room,” said Jol.
“We let them play their game which they did to devastating effect. But even out of defeats such as this we can take something.
“Already on Wednesday we’ll have our work cut out for us again when the next difficult opponent comes to Hamburg. Thus, it’s crucial that we digest this loss as quickly as possible in order to concentrate solely on beating Stuttgart.”