Olic: 'Early goal was important'

Hamburg - A place in next season's UEFA Europa League is in the bag, but it could get better still for fourth-placed VfL Wolfsburg following Saturday's 3-1 win over Hamburger SV at the Imtech Arena.

VfL Wolfsburg

bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts of some of those involved in the game...

Ivica Olic: Scoring early was important for us and a big blow for HSV. You could tell they were under pressure as they made a few mistakes at the back. Thankfully we took full advantage of them. We've been playing very well in the last few weeks, which makes life very easy for a striker like me. I've been getting into scoring positions and I've managed to take my chances.

Luiz Gustavo: It's a shame about the red card, but it's happened before, so I'm used to the situation. We played very well, though, and I'm happy we got the three points.

Hamburger SV

Hakan Calhanoglu: The goal in the second minute was decisive. We were expecting a lot more from this game. We wanted to start well, but we didn't manage to do so. We knew how strong Wolfsburg are and how well they've been playing of late, but now we have to learn from our mistakes and win our next three games.

Ivo Ilicevic: Wolfsburg started very well and unsettled us with their early goal. We wanted to start afresh in the second half, but we were already too far behind - Wolfsburg took their chances very well.