Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 success at SV Werder Bremen may sound like a routine victory for Thomas Tuchel's men, but Marco Reus says Saturday's win at the Weser Stadium was far from straightforward.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction to BVB's latest league victory...
Marco Reus (Dortmund forward): "It was extremely difficult for us. We were very patient in the first half, but didn't play with a high enough tempo. We said at half time that we needed to put more pressure on them and move the ball a bit quicker. We managed to do that in the end. The game was more difficult than it perhaps looked. When you're second in the table, you always keep an eye out on the leaders' results. Bayern are still a bit ahead of us, though. We're just focusing on ourselves."
Julian Weigl (Dortmund midfielder): "We made life difficult for ourselves in the first half. We were a bit sluggish. We played the ball from side-to-side, but didn't manage to get into any dangerous positions. We did that a lot better in the second half, though. We managed to win the ball back in the opponents' half and increased the tempo. We created many chances and deserved to score three goals."
Thomas Tuchel (Dortmund coach): "In the first half, we had some problems. We couldn't stop all of Bremen's counter-attacks. To lead 2-1 at the break was rather fortunate. I am, however, very happy with the second half. We never lost concentration and have created a lot of chances for ourselves again. I am very, very happy. Bravo to the team! When we look at the table, we look at our position. I echo the signal coming from the team that we are fully focussed on ourselves. We have to continue along this path. We've not won anything for the moment."
3-1 in Bremen. Very nice work from the team today 💪 pic.twitter.com/iazhUi8nKv— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) October 31, 2015
Clemens Fritz (Bremen midfielder): "Speed of movement is a very important quality to have, and Dortmund have it in abundance. BVB were very, very good and always a step ahead of us. We tried to tighten up at the back, but BVB kept finding space in behind our defence."