Munich - Turn the clock back to 16:10 on Saturday afternoon and nobody would have predicted that Borussia Dortmund would have beaten SC Freiburg, according to their coach Jürgen Klopp, who showed understanding for his counterpart Christian Streich. Here are the best quotes from Matchday 26.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 Hannover 96
Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): "I can live with a 1-0. We started well and played the ball around well. We could have scored more than one goal in the first half. In the second half, we held firm at the back to make it difficult for Hanover. We wanted to make it 2-0, but the final ball was lacking.
Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): "This was an important game which we’ve unfortunately not got a point out of. We gave it everything we had, yet we weren’t able to create even one big chance. Now we’ve got to work harder to get something away from home.”
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2 VfB Stuttgart
Armin Veh (Eintracht Frankfurt): "It was a penalty, but it was unnecessary to slide in like that. It’s bitter when you lose to a set piece, but I cannot criticise my team at all.”
Bruno Labbadia (VfB Stuttgart): "This was a very, very important win for us. I’ve got to pay my team a huge compliment. They finally rewarded themselves for their efforts.”
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-2 FC Bayern Munich
Sascha Lewandowski (Bayer Leverkusen): "We were too passive in the first half. In the second half, my team improved a lot, but we conceded an unfortunate goal in the end.
Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich): "We were clearly in control of the game in the first half, but we had to show a different face in the second half when we had to fight. Overall, I’m very pleased with my team’s performance.”
Borussia Dortmund 5-1 SC Freiburg
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): "I can well imagine how disappointed Freiburg are because at 16:10, nobody would have thought that this result was possible. Our opponents were extremely robust and tactically strong, but my team responded well and played good football.”
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): "We started the game really well and then conceded three goals through naivety. Once things calm down again after this second defeat in a row, then we’ll get back to work again.”
VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Fortuna Düsseldorf
Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg): "We got a lot right in the first half, but then you’ve got to create something. Then we had to come from behind to a goal which we should never have conceded. We got away with it twice too, and that really would have rubbed it in. Now we’ve got the international break and then I’m looking forward to meeting my former club Nuremberg.”
Norbert Meier (Fortuna Düsseldorf): "I’m pleased we’ve got a point because this is our first away from home this year and it’s good for us psychologically. The best thing in our game in the first half was that we took our first chance to score. My team wasn’t aggressive enough and we should have believed in ourselves more after the equaliser. We deserved the point.