Summary

  • Christian Pulisic nets maiden Bundesliga goal.
  • Thomas Tuchel pleased with his side's reaction after defeat on Merseyside.
  • Lewis Holty praises Hamburg fans, despite defeat.

Christian Pulisic was unsurprisingly the name on everyone's lips at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK after his maiden Bundesliga goal helped Borussia Dortmund beat Hamburger SV 3-0 on Matchday 30.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Hamburger SV

Goals: 1-0 Pulisic (38’); 2-0 Ramos (44’); 3-0 Ramos (85')

Christian Pulisic (Dortmund attacker): "I'm delighted and it's a great feeling to score your first goal. It's just great. We played the corner short and Mats [Hummels] set me up perfectly and I put it in the bottom corner. It was great."

Infographic: All you need to know about Christian Pulisic

Felix Passlack (Dortmund midfielder): "[Christian and I] have known each other for a year and a half in the youth teams. It's great fun to play with him, he gives you confidence and he almost always come out on top in one-on-ones. I just have to have his back so that he can do his stuff up top."

Christian Pulisic (2nd l.) puts Dortmund ahead.

Thomas Tuchel (Dortmund coach): "I don't think Liverpool was in our heads, really. I thought it was a positive that we were able to focus on a new challenge today. We had several changes in the starting line-up and we weren't at our best. We needed a bit of time to find the rhythm in our positioning and in our passing play. Hamburg defended aggressively. We won 3-0, though, and are very happy. We're upbeat ahead of the DFB Cup semi-final in Berlin on Wednesday [against Hertha Berlin]. We want to reach the final."

Gonzalo Castro (Dortmund midfielder): "We made a few changes after Liverpool and didn't come out full of confidence. Going a goal up was really important, though, as it allowed us to play with a bit more freedom. After that we were excellent, and a reaction in front of our own fans was very important."

Thomas Tuchel was pleased with his side's reaction to defeat in Liverpool.

Bruno Labbadia (Hamburg coach): "We should have gone ahead in the first half, and then we would have had a great chance to win. All in all, it was the small details which decided it. Dortmund might have had more of the game, but only created two chances before half-time. At the moment, I'm trying to cope with the number of absentees we have ahead of the Bremen game next week."

Lewis Holtby (Hamburg midfielder): "It's a tough one, and we lost some important players today. I really hope that it's not too serious for the injured players, but we're also going to be missing the solidity of Rene Adler after he was sent off. We do have [Jaroslav] Drobny as back-up though, and his experience will help us. We're a team and everyone has to stay focussed. We now need to show our character. It's unbelievable how the fans supported us today, and now we have to pay them back in the Nordderby."

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