BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp (r.) was mightily impressed with his side's performance on Matchday 5
BVB head coach Jürgen Klopp (r.) was mightily impressed with his side's performance on Matchday 5

Klopp: "A really fun game to watch"

Munich - Borussia Dortmund head coach Jürgen Klopp had plenty to cheer on Saturday, but for the likes of Hamburger SV's Thorsten Fink and Borussia Monchengladbach's Lucien Favre, Matchday 5 was one round of Bundesliga action to forget.

Borussia Dortmund 6- 2 Hamburger SV reviews the coaches' take on the weekend's results...

Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): It was great, a really fun game to watch. It was crazy how the lads performed going forward. Apart from the two goals we conceded and from set pieces, we defended really well.

Thorsten Fink (Hamburger SV): We were terrible today. I'd say there were about 12 minutes where we did things right. Other than that, we weren't bold enough, not forceful enough, not clever enough. In that respect, it's no surprise that Dortmund won.

FC Bayern München 2-0 Hannover 96

Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern München): Hannover played really well. Playing after the international week is always tough for us. We're weren't tired, but after eight or nine days the rhythm was missing somewhat. In the second half, we played better going forward. Now we're ready for the [UEFA] Champions League on Tuesday.

Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): We were brave and we put in a decent display overall. To take something away from here, you have to score. The first-half performance was great - we had chances to go in front. We managed to put into practice much of what we set out to do to keep Bayern in check. Then they showed their enormous quality.

1. FSV Mainz 05 0-1 FC Schalke 05

Thomas Tuchel (1. FSV Mainz 05): The defeat's a bitter pill to swallow. We started well and put in a decent shift in the first half. Unfortunately we had to chase the game after an individual error in the 34th minute. That's never easy. Over the 90 minutes, we lacked the accuracy and cutting edge in the opponent's area to get a goal back.

Jen Keller (FC Schalke 04): In the first half, both sides cancelled each other out, but we got a lucky goal. We knew Mainz would apply the pressure in the second half, but we held firm at the back. The bottom line is that we're happy with the three points.

1899 Hoffenheim 2-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Markus Gisdol (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim): We didn't want to walk into a trap against Gladbach. We wanted to quickly turn defence into attack and create chances, which we succeeded in doing. Come the end, we'd worked hard for the win.

Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): It's hard to accept this defeat. We had lots of possession, but always made it possible for the opposition to break. Their second goal should never have happened. We had plenty of chances, but made the wrong decision and the final ball was also poor.

Hertha BSC Berlin 0-1 VfB Stuttgart

Jos Luhukay (Hertha BSC Berlin): The problem was, we didn't take our chances. At times, [Stuttgart goalkeeper] Sven Ulreich was unbelievable. We didn't get anything from the game, despite our superiority. Ulreich got in the way of everything we put his way in the second half. Hats off to him.

Thomas Schneider (VfB Stuttgart): That was a brutal fight. We were slow out of the blocks - although that was to be expected after the international break. I was a bit more pleased with how it went towards the end of the first half, particularly the transition play. Of course, Sven Ulreich has had a great day. We've got another three points and we've created a connection with the midfield. Now we can go about our work in peace.