Ansgar Knauff reacted to the Hessians reaching the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to a last-minute goal against Real Betis.
In the first minute of extra time, a free kick by Filip Kostic was deflected into the visitors’ goal by Martin Hinteregger and Guido Rodriguez, tying the game at 1-1. It was the most recent goal scored in Europa League history.
Ansgar Knauff, a youngster who could have provided some relief earlier with a great opportunity that hit the crossbar, was taken aback by the scene.
“It’s difficult to put into words,” the 20-year-old admitted. “These are the nights you play football for, and it’s just a great feeling. We gave it our all and came out on top. We’re ecstatic to be in the quarter-finals, “After the game, he stated.