For Kruse, the scoreline refelcted how the team had carried into the game what they had done at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 1. Hannover, meanwhile, pointed at defensive mishaps as they endured another tough day on the road.
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match opinions...
Max Kruse: We worked well as a team and gave nothing away. We did what we did against Bayern, except better. It's a great team to play in, the spirit is great, and today winning at home was enjoyable. I can't thank the fans enough.
Christoph Kramer: It was great fun to play in Borussia Park and such a good feeling to crown my home debut with a goal. The coach [Lucien Favre] said to me that I've got to find the right balance between midfield and attack, which I managed well today. Obviously I've got a lot to learn, but it makes things easier having such supportive and talented team-mates.
Filip Daems: We played some good stuff today. We linked up well up top and the new signings looked sharp. I quite enjoyed watching them from my deeper position. It was important to win our first home game and naturally I'm delighted to have scored and played a part.
Ron-Robert Zieler: We gave too much away and deserved to lose and our new look back four didn't function well enough. It's good we've got two home games in a row coming up because we're always better at home.
Lars Stindl: Unfortunately it was a pretty poor performance from us. We didn't settle well and weren't able to put enough good passages of play together. We'll go back, analyse the game and regroup.
Leon Andreasen: We made the first half too easy for them and then gave away a silly goal at 2-0. It didn't help that not one of our back four spoke German, so communication could have been an issue. Obviously that's something to improve, but we'll certainly come back stronger.