Allofs satisfied with Twente point
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Werder Bremen's director of sport Klaus Allofs said his side had achieved the "minimum" by getting a draw at FC Twente in the UEFA Champions League last night.

The point keeps Werder in third position in Group A behind runaway leaders Inter Milan and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, but with two home games to come from their remaining three matches, Allofs said his side was happy with the point.

"That was the minimum that we had to obtain today," he said. "We said before the game that we needed to get four points from the two games against Twente and now we have one so we have got to ensure that we win our home game in a fortnight."

We said before the game that we needed to get four points from the two games against Twente and now we have one so we have got to ensure that we win our home game in a fortnight.
Klaus Allofs, Werder Bremen director of sport

When the two sides meet again in two weeks, Allofs believes his side will be even stronger than they are now as he feels progress is being made after an indifferent start to the season.

"Our game is not brilliant yet, but it is always improving," he said on the club's website. "In the first half, we were not putting them under enough pressure, but it was important that we were able to increase the pressure when Marko Arnautovic and Marko Marin came on.

"We were pressing from the moment we went behind and it was only a matter of time before we scored a goal." Nevertheless, Allofs felt his side were unfortunate not to claim all three points.

He said: "The draw is really only frustrating because their goal came from a clear offside position and what would have been the goal to make it 2-1 for us was ruled out because of a presumed foul by Claudio Pizarro."

Coach Thomas Schaaf had no complaints, however. "We can be very happy with our performance and the decisive thing is that we have got a point," he said.

FC Twente coach Michel Preud'homme admitted the draw was an opportunity missed. "We had the opportunity to catch up again with Tottenham and also to get three points against a rival," Preud'homme said after the game.

"We were ultimately not successful in that and we should learn from it. Of course we were hoping to take the three points after taking a 1-0 lead."

Striker Bryan Ruiz also felt Twente should have held on for the victory. He said on the club's official website: "I am disappointed with the outcome. We were close to winning. We wanted to take the three points, but we should not dwell on it for too long. The match in Bremen will be another big test for us. We need a good result."