Nuri Sahin (l.) admitted Dortmund's 1-0 win over Hannover on Matchday 9 had been "hard work"
Nuri Sahin (l.) admitted Dortmund's 1-0 win over Hannover on Matchday 9 had been "hard work"

Sahin: 'It was hard work for us'

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin expressed his relief that die Schwarzgelben were able to hold on to a 1-0 win against Hannover 96 on Matchday 9, while the Lower Saxons' Leon Andreasen thought his team deserved more from the game.

Borussia Dortmund rounds up the key protagonists' views of the action from Signal Iduna Park...

Nuri Sahin: We didn't play particularly well today. We started well, but then it became hard work for us. The positive thing is that we took three points from the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: We knew even during the game that it would get more difficult the longer it went on. But we had a lot of players who were on international duty this week, and some recovering from knocks, who couldn't train properly. We were a bit off the pace today.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos:: We made a few mistakes at the back and gave them too much space at times. But at the end of the day we've won the game and kept a clean sheet, which is the most important thing for us.

Hannover 96

Leon Andreasen:: We were brave going forward and we competed well to try and get a point here. It was a really tough game, but I think we deserved something from it, and the Dortmund players even said as much.

Artur Sobiech:: I think that was our best away performance so far. We played well against Dortmund and created chances for ourselves. It's a shame that we couldn't get anything from the game.

Ron-Robert Zieler:: It's really disappointing that we conceded so early on, but the team showed a great reaction. I think back to when we've come here in previous years and collapsed after conceding an early goal, but that didn't happen today.

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