Borussia Mönchengladbach boss Marco Rose was delighted to see the Foals stay top of the table after his side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday. - © imagoimages
Borussia Mönchengladbach boss Marco Rose was delighted to see the Foals stay top of the table after his side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday. - © imagoimages
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Borussia Mönchengladbach's Marco Rose: "The result shows we’re on the right track"

Borussia Mönchengladbach underlined their title credentials with a come-from-behind win over defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Saturday. Left-back Ramy Bensebaini got both the goals in a 2-1 home win, but what did both teams make of the result?

The Matchday 14 victory – which came courtesy of an injury-time penalty from Bensebaini – keeps Gladbach top of the table and puts seven points between them and Bayern.

bundesliga.com rounds up the best of the post-match reaction from both camps.

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Marco Rose (head coach): "It was an incredibly difficult match. Thankfully a game has two halves, because the first clearly belonged to Bayern. There was too little confidence and courage on our part. We gave up too many opportunities and we lacked a little conviction. The goal after the break was the final wake-up call for us. The result shows that we’re on the right track - we're ready to believe in ourselves for 90 minutes."

Watch: See what Gladbach keeper Yann Sommer made of the win

Ramy Bensebaini: "We're really happy because it wasn't easy – it simply wasn't easy at all. We're happy to have won and to have stood strong. Everyone's happy. We're still first for the moment so everything is good."

Jonas Hofmann: "The penalty at the end was just great. We've already seen in training that he has a terrific left foot, and that he can strike the ball sweetly and with precision. He finished it superbly. After the equaliser there was a real jolt through the stadium again and the fans were like a twelfth man. You don’t experience games like that too often."

Yann Sommer: "In the first half we weren't courageous enough… that we went in at 0-0 at half-time was really lucky. And then we got two goals after falling behind. The first was brilliant. We know that Ramy is a good penalty taker so I'm happy for him. He got two goals against Bayern in an incredibly important game. The fact we came back from a goal down to win says a lot about the morale of the team."

Marcus Thuram: "I think we're very satisfied with the result tonight, but there are still a lot of games to come. And if we lose those other games, this win won't have served any purpose. So we have to keep improving every weekend, keep working hard and try to pick up points. In the Bundesliga every game is tough... I think it'll be tricky again next week [away to Wolfsburg] so I hope we turn up."

Bayern Munich

Hansi Flick (head coach): "It's important on the one hand that we're playing good football. That’s what we did in the first half, and we created lots of chances. It's obviously annoying that we didn't take those opportunities and allowed Gladbach to stay in the game. This team has the quality to score goals. We're not doing that at the moment. And in the end, goals decide games."

Manuel Neuer: "We made it 1-0 and should have kept playing. We shouldn't have sat on the lead... There was too long to wait in the second half after we went ahead. That's why Gladbach came into it more and more."

Bayern Munich's players were left stunned by Borussia Mönchengladbach's late winner. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty

Joshua Kimmich: "I'm really annoyed. In the first half we played really well and had a lot of chances. But we didn't reward ourselves. After the break, we deservedly took the lead. Then Gladbach came into the game more, but without having outstanding opportunities. In the end we've played two good games [against Bayer Leverkusen and Gladbach] but lost them both."