Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt felt his side could have been five goals to the good in the first half - "and that's no exaggeration"
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt felt his side could have been five goals to the good in the first half - "and that's no exaggeration"

Schmidt: 'It should have been 5-0, and that's no exaggeration'

Cologne - Another weekend of Bundesliga action has come and gone and the league table is now starting to take a more familiar shape.

Three of last season's top four have assumed the front-runner positions once again while Hamburg, who avoided relegation via a play-off in 2013/14, are right back in the thick of a relegation battle. listened in to what the coaches had to make of the Matchday 3 performances...
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-3 SV Werder BremenRoger Schmidt (Leverkusen): I think we should have decided this game already in the first half. It should have been 5-0, and that's no exaggeration. To go in at the break at 1-1 is a joke. But football's not always fair and we just wasted too many chances. We didn't reward ourselves for our performance.

Robin Dutt (Bremen): The way my team is improving is fantastic. It's a mistake to let us play and breathe. Up until they made it 1-0, we were fantastic and were freeing ourselves well from their pressure. We then lost our way after they took the lead.
FC Bayern München 2-0 VfB StuttgartPep Guardiola (Bayern): You're always happy when you win. We lost the ball a few times early on, but in the end we controlled the game with our style of play. With Xabi [Alonso], we had a lot of the possession. He knows what he has to do in this position. He's got an eye for the short and long passes. We need to look after him; help him. If he has to do everything all by himself, then he's dead. He can't play every game with such an extreme workload.

Armin Veh (Stuttgart): We were pretty well organised and didn't let much past us in open play. We tried to get at them early and that worked well to begin with. I was annoyed with their goal because we had a counter right before it and had a corner. When it's only 1-0, then you always have the chance of getting back into it, but if you want to get anything, then you also need luck. Overall, Bayern's win was deserved.
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 SC FreiburgJürgen Klopp (Dortmund): We started with a line-up which had never played together before and was only all together on Friday. Not everything worked, but it was a deserved win. It was hard for everybody today, which is why what Kagawa did was sensational.

Christian Streich (Freiburg): We wanted to defend deeply to start with and it was working well for us, but in the end Dortmund were better than us and they deserved to win.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-1 FC Schalke 04Lucien Favre (Gladbach): I'm very happy. It was a great game with plenty of chances. We've beaten Schalke 4-1 and that's super. I was pleased with the chances and the movement of the team.

Jens Keller (Schalke): We weren't that much worse than them in the first half. We're just not finding it easy to cope with the number of players we're missing. But it's no use having a go at them. We've got to work hard these next few days, lick our wounds and then move on. We want to give a good impression of ourselves at Chelsea.
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-1 FC AugsburgThomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): Of course we're not happy with this game and we’re going to analyse it, without letting it knock us off course. We didn't use our brains and didn't get into the tackles when we had to. Augsburg did a good job, on the other hand, throwing everything they had into it and that’s why they won. We've now got to move on.

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): It was a great fight from the team. We created five gilt-edged chances and that's why we deserved this win. This will give us self-confidence and that will give us a boost for the game against Bremen.
Hannover 96 2-0 Hamburger SVTayfun Korkut (Hannover): It was important to make a good start to this game. We wanted to put them under pressure from the beginning because we knew that, with so many new players, Hamburg would not be settled straight away, and we managed that with the early goal. The second half wasn't easy for us because Hamburg are a really good team and we're not perfect either. Every game gives us more self-confidence and we've got a lot of that right now.

Mirko Slomka (Hamburg): Hannover were very clever to start with and we needed time to settle, but 25 minutes are definitely too long for that. Hannover obviously had a different level of self-confidence compared to us, having gone so long without losing, and you do take a few more risks when things are going well for you. What was positive was that we didn't let our heads drop when we were 2-0 down and we had some good chances in the second half. All we're lacking at the moment is the luck we need to take these chances, but we're working on that and we'll keep working on that in the coming days.