bundesliga.com rounds up what the protagonists had to say after the final whistle.
Johannes van den Bergh: The fans can cut the league table out, take it into the office and show it to everybody who wants to see it. Everybody put everything they had into this game and we gave it our all to the very last minute.
Thomas Kraft: It was a very intense game against very good opponents. We played well in the first half and, in my opinion, we deserved to take the lead. In the second half, Gladbach had more of the game. We concentrated on fighting and defending our lead. In the end, we’ve won 1-0 and of course therefore we’re all very happy.
Patrick Herrmann: Hertha sat very deep and that made things difficult for us. We still had a few chances. With a bit of luck, we would have taken one or two of them. We gave everything again in the second half, but Hertha broke down our counter-attacks before they had even got going. We’ve got to keep it 0-0 away from home for longer, then maybe we can get more.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen: In the first 15 minutes, the game was even, but then we let things get away from us. We conceded an unfortunate goal and had to chase the game. We carried on playing football, but the last pass just didn’t reach its man. It’s obviously disappointing for us that we’ve only got one point from five away games, but we’ve got to keep our chins up and now try to win at home.