Frankfurt - It was a step towards survival, but not one across the line yet for Hannover 96, whose players showed relief in a 3-2 win away at Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night that allows them a more relaxing Easter weekend.

bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction after the players caught their breath after a tiring night's work...

Hannover 96


Edgar Prib: We're not safe yet but we've taken a massive step towards safety with this win. The turning point was after the Braunschweig loss. We all sat down together and set out what we needed to do. The last five minutes here felt like half an hour.

Christian Pander: It feels like we're safe now but mathematically we're not there yet. It was a really tough game and a massive win for the team. Personally, I'm delighted to play and help the side win.

Eintracht Frankfurt


Alexander Madlung: We started off badly, then got ourselves back into the game but then couldn't keep on terms. We worked hard in the second half but in the end we've lost to a very competitive Hannover team. We still have survival in our own hands, so there's no reason to panic yet.

Stefan Aigner: It's hard to explain why we started so badly. We came back into it but then gave away two more goals. We have 35 points now, which isn't enough, but if we can raise our game in the next few matches we'll be fine. The first half an hour here was terrible, though.