Head coach Oliver Glasner: “It was a thoroughly deserved victory. We were strong in transition in the first half but also had a big save from Kevin Trapp. Other than that, the players did what we wanted them to. The lads have a jam-packed schedule at the moment, which is why I go home feeling very happy and satisfied today.”
Jesper Lindström: “If you look at the whole game, Gladbach weren’t bad in the second half either. But we took our chances and that’s what football is all about. If you put away your first opportunity, of course it’s going to make things easier. We did that well today. I have to share the praise [from Sky pundit Lothar Matthäus] with my team-mates: Kolo is incredibly important for me because we complement each other well and are both fast, but Daichi [Kamada] and Rafa [Borré] also help me time and time again. That was already the case last season, but this term we have even more options. Mario [Götze] and Seppl Rode are also extremely important for us.”
Overall, it was a very commanding performance. The best thing we can do now is keep having fun and enjoying our football, both in defence and attack.
Kevin Trapp: “In the first half in particular we were very efficient, played almost perfectly and carried out our game plan. We did a bit less after the break, but maybe that’s normal [when you’re 3-0 ahead]. Overall, it was a very commanding performance. The best thing we can do now is keep having fun and enjoying our football, both in defence and attack. It’s incredibly intense and we have a huge workload, but we’re also a physically strong side with the necessary composure and spirit. That’s why we can produce performances like this and why we can beat any team.”