Sinsheim - Anthony Modeste claimed 1899 Hoffenheim can still improve despite their resounding 6-2 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday afternoon.
Kevin Volland believed the manner of the victory sent out a clear message to their rivals in the league, while the Wolves' players felt they only had themselves to blame after the defeat in Sinsheim. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts from both camps...
Anthony Modeste: One of our strengths is that our attacking players can move into different positions and that's why we create lots of chances, but that’s not the most important thing. What’s important is that we work well together as a team, work hard against the ball and turn defence into attack quickly. We did that well today too, but we will continue to keep working to improve that even further.
Kevin Volland: We played well today, we were clinical and worked hard for the entire 90 minutes. We sent out a message. Everything is possible in this league, so it’s important we maintain our momentum and focus on playing our game.
Eugen Polanski: We knew we could get a result today, even against a strong team like Wolfsburg. Maybe the fact that we had played each other in the cup and lost helped us a little today. We knew we had to make some changes. There is no such thing as the perfect game, but we are trying to get as close to that as possible.
Diego Benaglio: As a team, we didn't produce the sort of performance we have in recent weeks. It's a very heavy defeat, a very disappointing defeat, but we still have to look forward. We're playing Bayern next week and need to work hard to produce a better display than the one we showed today.
Christian Träsch: Our performance was unacceptable. We were far too slow mentally and our opponents were first to every ball. We played into Hoffenheim's hands by making too many careless mistakes.