Braunschweig - It was not easy, but it was an overdue win for Borussia Dortmund, according to match-winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

After his two goals sealed a 2-1 triumph at Eintracht Braunschweig, he said how the win was "crucial", while Benjamin Kessel took little satisfaction in scoring his first ever professional goal. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction...

Borussia Dortmund


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: It was a very, very difficult game. We had to work very, very hard, but it's great to win in the end. I struggled to get into the game, as did the team, but we all performed much better after half-time. I have to thank Lewandowski and Reus for setting up my goals. It was difficult mentally after not winning four games in a row, which makes the win so crucial.

Marco Reus: We wanted to make it 2-0 after half-time. Letting Eintracht score was a big mistake. Mats [Hummels] plays a pivotal role in initiating attacks for us. It was great to have him back. We've got two days off now which will do us a world of good. [Klopp] wasn't telling me off [after the final whistle], he wanted me to put my missed chances behind me and come back stronger.

Roman Weidenfeller: We're really happy. It was a great game. There were lots of chances, but winning was crucial. It's great to get this win behind us even if it wasn't the tidiest performance. Mats Hummels is a key member of this team so it was important to have him back.

Eintracht Braunschweig


Benjamin Kessel: Of course I'm happy to have scored my first Bundesliga goal, but I can't hide my disappointment. Our coach fills us with confidence. We're not going to stop giving it our all despite sitting at the foot of the table. I still believe that we can avoid relegation.

Jan Hochscheidt: We played really well. It's clear Dortmund are a top team, but there was a point in it for us. We showed our quality over long stretches of the game. Our coach prepared us well for the encounter. We lost narrowly against one of the best teams in Europe so we can be happy, to an extent.