Dortmund - Nuri Sahin was in fine spirits following Borussia Dortmund's resounding 5-1 win over SV Werder Bremen - their second successive away victory in the league.
Bremen's players, meanwhile, felt they could have no complaints with the result after being thoroughly outplayed by Jürgen Klopp's team at the Weser-Stadion. bundesliga.com rounds-up the thoughts of the main protagonists from Saturday's highest-scoring encounter...
Manuel Friedrich: I wanted to give the club something back. I was signed up late last year pretty much as a stopgap and just wanted to help out from the start in any way possible. But then I had one or two below-par games and being a fairly self-critical kind of person, I was extremely disappointed. Hopefully I've been able to repay some of the faith that's been placed in me.
Nuri Sahin: That was a really enjoyable game and when we're enjoying ourselves, these kind of results can be the outcome. Winning so convincingly is extremely important for us, we've finally managed a clear-cut success on the back of a dominant performance. That's good for our self-confidence, especially with such a busy few weeks coming up.
Nils Petersen: It was a fully deserved win for Dortmund. It's no excuse that we were playing against a very strong opponent today. We put in plenty of effort, but we made too many individual errors. We've missed the chance to get a few bonus points today, but this was a different defeat compared to the one in Augsburg - we can look at ourselves in the mirror and say 'we gave absolutely everything'.
Ludovic Obraniak: I imagined my debut for the club to go a little differently. I'm very disappointed. We were playing against one of the best teams in Europe, but they were better in every department: they played better than us, and they were also better physically and tactically. We have to work hard in training next week as three points against Gladbach are vital.