Mainz - Greuther Fürth might have been a little lucky beating 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 2, but that was of no concern to Felix Klaus after the young midfielder, who turns 20 in a couple of weeks, scored Fürth's first ever goal in the Bundesliga in the 67th minute.

More significantly, it was the only goal of the game as well, earning the top-flight newbies their first victory into the bargain. "This is historical", said head coach Mike Büskens after the match, "and Felix will always be related to this very special moment."

Klaus, son of former Bundesliga player Fred Klaus, who turned out for 1. FC Nuremberg, FC St. Pauli, Hamburger SV and Hertha Berlin, told us what it like going down in the Bundesliga's history books.

bundesliga.com: Felix Klaus, how did you experience your first Bundesliga goal?

Felix Klaus: I didn't expect the ball to go in and didn't quite realise what was happening. It was overwhelming once I realised the ball had actually gone into the back of the net.

bundesliga.com: You're going down as Fürth's first-ever Bundesliga goal scorer...

Klaus: Which is tremendous, especially for me at such young age. It will probably take a couple of days for it to sink in that I've made history.

bundesliga.com: How important was it for the team to gain its first win?

Klaus: The three points are of course hugely important. A lot of people were saying after our 3-0 defeat against Bayern Munich on Matchday 1 that we wouldn't achieve anything. But we've now shown what we can do.

bundesliga.com: What was the key to your victory against Mainz?

Klaus: We battled our way through the game and our goalkeeper Max Grün pulled off a few brilliant saves.

bundesliga.com: Personally, how important was it to you that you struck the winner?

Klaus: In the end it doesn't matter who scores. It's all about winning as a team.

bundesliga.com: As you scored Fürth's first Bundesliga goal, aren't you supposed to treat your teammates to drinks?

Klaus: I haven't thought about that yet actually, but we'll no doubt find a solution to it.


Interview by Tobias Schächter