- "I always believed in the team and remained optimistic. It’s easy to stay optimistic when there is so much quality within this team. Things didn’t go perfectly to kick off the season, but we simply always continued to work hard. We’re not done yet, but today we showed how well we can play. I think we are the deserved winners today.
You have to make the decision on who will play ahead of every game. It’s my job to send the right players out onto the pitch who can help us in each game. Today was an important step for us. We needed this win for our self confidence.
Now we have to focus on Brugge; they have a good, flexible team. It will be an exciting game, ad by no means an easy one."
- "Not just the win, but the whole performance will do us a lot of good. 6-0 is a real statement, especially as we could have scored more.
It’s not easy to explain, but sometimes you just put away the first chance and the whole game goes a lot easier. Last week in Cologne, we hit the post and missed a few chances by narrow margins, but we had similar chances to today.
Today, we won as a team. The victory does us good, especially when you consider that we’ve not picked up many points recently. I’m pleased with our performance today. Even at 4-0, I saw players sprinting back to maintain the clean sheet, and that’s exactly what we need. The way we were there for each other was the most important thing."
- "We knew that it would be easier for us if we got the first goal and we managed to do that. After that, we controlled the game.
I’m not surprised that I’m doing well in front of goal at the moment, because it’s all hard work. At the end of the day, I’m doing a lot for it – not just me, but all of the boys are working really hard.
We’re really pleased with the win, but that’s behind us now and we’ll prepare for Brugge. Of course, we want to carry on in the same vein there, because we gave our all and were rewarded for that. We delivered a really good performance as a team."
- "We found the right answer today after some difficult weeks. We showed how much fun we have playing football today and also got the win for our fans.
Our attitude, passion and mentality in the team were just right today. We have picked up a good result and that's how we want to continue.
Being at home with our fans on our side makes it a bit easier. It's even nicer to get them the win.“
- "It was a great game from us and I'm just happy with the win. Almost everything worked out the way we wanted it to. We were creative, went into the duels well and played with a lot of commitment. We did what we set out to do.
It was important that this time we came out better from half time. The performance can give us a lot of momentum and a boost for the tasks ahead.“