Kruse: 'All that mattered was getting these three points'

Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach's players admitted to being "relieved" after finally ending their miserable run of form in 2014 with a 2-1 victory away to Borussia Dortmund.

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bundesliga.com has reaction from the Signal Iduna Park.

Max Kruse: Of course I'm relieved that the ball's gone in at last. I'd been getting closer in recent weeks and knew I'd get a goal sooner or later. When you don't score in nine games, then it does get to you. I'm delighted to have been able to play my part in this win because all that mattered today was getting these three points.

Filip Daems: We're extremely relieved to have won at last, after so many games. We're ecstatic. It was a real battle in the end. Being a man down against Dortmund when you're ahead, you know they're going to pile the pressure on. They had five forwards on the field in the end and kept sending high balls into the area but we resisted well, fought hard and also had a bit of luck. We're pleased with these three points, but from tomorrow, all that matters is [the next game against] Hertha Berlin.

Patrick Herrmann: We gave everything today and it was a really good away game. Of course I'm pleased that we've won again at long last. It was also good for me to be involved in both goals. We played a great game in the first half, but it was touch and go after Havard [Nordtveit]'s red card. We did well to cope in that difficult phase.

Thorben Marx: After a long time without a win this was a very important result for the team. Everybody knows it's not easy in Dortmund, but our goals weren't flukes, we just got everything right. Once they pulled a goal back, it was bound to be tricky because you know how quickly things can change, but we had the luck we needed to get this win.

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Nuri Sahin: It was an unfortunate defeat. We dominated in the first half and had the best chances to score too, yet they hit us twice on the break and took the lead. We really shouldn't be letting that happen to us at home. After the red card, you could see that every single one of us believed we'd equalise, but it wasn't to be.

Jonas Hofmann: We came into the game with the right attitude - everything was right, but in the end, we didn't have luck on our side.