Hannover striker Niclas Füllkrug netted a hat-trick to help the promoted outfit to a 3-2 win and a crucial three points at home to a struggling Mainz side on Matchday 18.

Speaking exclusively to bundesliga.com, the 24-year-old said: "I'm happy about my hat-trick but also about the fact that they were important goals. I didn't get three in a 6-1 victory or something like that; we really needed those goals today. I was given great assists and overall we put in a great performance after the first 30 minutes."