Following the hard-fought victory over Leipzig, Edin Terzic, goalscorers Emre Can and Marco Reus plus Nico Schlotterbeck and Alexander Meyer all gave interviews. The match reactions.
Edin Terzic (at the press conference): “It was an absolute top match. It was a really good footballing performance from us in the first half. Things no longer worked so well in the second half. Leipzig were very dominant then. Nonetheless, we had a huge chance to make it 3-0. We defended passionately; the crowd was extraordinarily good. We played against a team that has similar ambitions to us. The aim was to increase the gap to seven points. We managed that. I’m proud of my team.”
Emre Can (to BVB-TV): “We had good spells in the game, but the second half was not good. But we fought; everyone was there for the team. It feels good. And we’re extremely happy that we’ve won against a very, very strong opponent.”
Alexander Meyer (to DAZN): “It was rather turbulent for me. After the last action of the warm-up, Greg went in. He signalled to me in the changing room that he couldn’t play and wished me all the best. For me, it was a jump into the deep end. The team performed superbly and defended very passionately. We primarily succeed thanks to our fighting spirit. And we know we’re capable of doing something with the ball.”
Nico Schlotterbeck (to BVB-TV): “Good first half, not a good second half – keep going and go on the attack in Chelsea on Tuesday. The fans wanted to see more from us in the second half. They supported us. That helped us to get to number 10.”
Marco Reus (to DAZN): “To be honest, I didn’t really like the manner of this 10th win in a row. In the second half, we didn’t manage to keep possession of the ball and get into the opposition half in order to find solutions there. That was significantly better in the first half; we then found the gaps on several occasions, which we no longer managed at all after the break. Our main wish was to take back top spot in the table, apply further pressure and increase the gap to Leipzig. We managed that.”