Van der Vaart: 'You need luck in our position'

Mönchengladbach - The emotions couldn't have been more contrasting at the final whistle of Borussia Mönchengladbach's 3-1 win over Hamburger SV on Matchday 28, a result that kept the Foals on course for Europe, but dealt another blow to HSV's survival hopes.

Hamburger SV

bundesliga .com rounds up the post-match opinions from the Borussia Park...

Rafael van der Vaart: The first half was good from us, but you need a bit of luck in our position, and we played against a class team. They have great players, especially in attack, but we dominated the game at times and we had our chances.

Heiko Westermann: We were good in the first half, but we gave away a silly penalty and in the second we gave them too much room. We fought well today and we had some chances, but we just have to keep going. We can't give up.

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Max Kruse: HSV started the game well and they took advantage of our mistakes, but we turned it around after half time. Hamburg are fighting against the drop and we're going for Europe, but it was still a close game.

Filip Daems: I couldn't have hit the penalty any worse, but I'm glad I've now scored from open play now! We're obviously delighted with the three points. We're in a critical phase of the season, so this was a massive win. It will be just as difficult in Nürnberg next week.