Markus Gisdol has led Hoffenheim out of the relegation abyss and into the play-off place during his short tenure
Markus Gisdol has led Hoffenheim out of the relegation abyss and into the play-off place during his short tenure

Gisdol: "It was an emotional finish"

Munich - There was certainly no shortage of drama on Bundesliga Matchday 34 with Jupp Heynckes' tearful farewell from German football, FC Schalke 04 securing the final UEFA Champions League play-off berth and 1899 Hoffenheim scraping into the relegation play-off slot with a sensational victory in Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund 1-2 1899 Hoffenheim brings you the coaches' reactions from all the weekend's big games...

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): "We played outstanding football for an hour, but we weren't clinical enough in the final third. We didn't make the most of our chances. The two penalties were fair enough, but I'm not going to say anything about our equaliser being disallowed. We'll draw a line under the Bundesliga season now and try to make sure everyone's fit for the [UEFA Champions League] final."

Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): "We were lucky we weren't more than a goal down after an hour because Dortmund had a whole host of opportunities. We knew our chances would improve the longer we stayed in the game. It was a very emotional finish and we're delighted we've got one final chance to save ourselves."

Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-4 FC Bayern München

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): "It was typical of our season: we played decent football but suddenly forgot to defend. We were incapable of keeping the ball. Seven goals were nice [for the fans] and it was great when we were leading 3-1, but we need to improve a lot both technically and tactically. There's plenty for us to think about."

Jupp Heynckes (Bayern): "The first ten minutes didn't exactly go as we'd hoped. I had the feeling my players were still in party mode, but they didn't let their heads drop and slowly but surely we got a hold on the game. In the second half we started playing like we have been. I could see that my players wanted to win for me. I said during the team talk that it was my final Bundesliga match - back where it all started in 1964 - and I think the players were pleased to be able to give me a win."

SC Freiburg 1-2 FC Schalke 04

Christian Streich (Freiburg): "Schalke played extremely defensively and I'm very proud that they felt they had to against us. I'm annoyed at how we invited them to shoot, though. The only thing that counted today was the result, but the better team didn't win. Still, we've won games when we haven't deserved it too."

Jens Keller (Schalke): "We're over the moon to have reached our target. We certainly didn't play well, but given the chances we created I don't think the win was undeserved. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the result. We've played differently in recent weeks and been punished."

Hamburger SV 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Thorsten Fink (Hamburg): "We fought really well and did everything we could, but Leverkusen aren't where they are in the table for nothing and they were very solid. I'm not too disappointed because we've had a decent season and were challenging for Europe by the end. We can't forget where we came from. Last year we were fighting against relegation, so I'm happy with our development."

Sascha Lewandowski (Leverkusen): "HSV were dangerous and put us under a lot of pressure, but we fought our way into the game and created chances. The winner was deserved in my view. Compliments to the team - they've shown great character over the past few weeks."