Hajime Hosogai disappointed at Hertha draw with Nurnberg

The Japanese midfielder rued conceding a late equaliser but hopes his newly promoted team can take the positives from the game as they focus on their next match
Hertha Berlin midfielder Hajime Hosokai helped his team to a 2-2 draw against FC Nurnberg on Sunday in the Bundesliga, but rued the loss of two points.

"It would have been great if we'd been able to win, but it just wasn't that simple," he said after the game.

"It's disappointing to have ended the match with a draw."

The Japanese midfielder went on to elaborate how the game went, as his side recovered from conceding first to take a 2-1 lead before falling to a 89th-minute equaliser at the Grundig-Stadion.

"From the first half we didn't move very well as a team and it became a difficult match," Hosogai reflected.

"Even though we were having a rough time of it, I tried to play well and get some sort of result out of the match."

The 27-year-old tried to stay optimistic as his new side remained unbeaten, having won their first game 6-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt.

"We're newly-promoted so we have to find points whenever possible, so we have to take the draw as a positive and prepare for the next match," Hosogai said.

Hertha sit sixth in the table currently and will take on Hamburger SV next.