Pierre-Michel Lasogga (2nd l.), who scored the only goal of the game, was delighted his team-mates' hard work paid off
Pierre-Michel Lasogga (2nd l.), who scored the only goal of the game, was delighted his team-mates' hard work paid off

Holtby: 'The win was brilliant for our morale'

Dortmund - Hamburger SV's 1-0 win away to Borussia Dortmund - their first victory of the season - was met with relief by all concerned, while the BVB players were considerably less euphoric after slumping to a fourth loss in 2014/15.

Hamburger SV

bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match soundbites from one of the weekend's more unexpected results...

Lewis Holtby: The win was brilliant for our morale and I’m happy for everyone in Hamburg. We worked very hard over the last ‘englische Woche’ and you can see that there’s a system, that we have character and that we’re a team out on the field. We very much deserved to get the points from a very tough game.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga: We put in a fantastic team performance today, and even though it was a bit hairy at the end, in my opinion, we were deserved winners. I'm obviously delighted to have scored, but the most important thing to come out of today was that we got the reward our effort deserved. It's been clear over the last three games that we're heading in the right direction and today we got the three points to prove it.

Nicolai Müller: We stayed calm and had a plan which we tried to implement. Games like today's, ones which are on a knife-edge throughout, can sometimes fall in the other direction. We worked to make sure that didn't happen. If we keep playing like that, then we'll keep picking up points. Above all, we've got to stay focused and keep working hard. I played the ball forward and ran clean through. I spotted Pierre on the right and it was a nice goal on the counter. I got goosebumps playing in front of all those fans. It was incredible the amount of fans who came here to support us. We’ve finally bucked the trend and to get three points away from home is unbelievable.

Dennis Diekmeier: I thought to myself: Please, please let us win this one. We put so much effort in that it had to be rewarded. Now we've got two weeks to work hard, with the confidence of a positive result behind us. That always makes things easier.

Borussia Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa: I’m not exactly sure why we lost. Hamburg pressed us really high up the pitch and we conceded pretty early on in the first half. Basically it was just one of those games we just couldn’t win.

Kevin Großkreutz: We're not in a crisis. We're a strong team and have got ourselves out of tough situations before. We'll do that again this time.

Sven Bender: We didn't expect such good support after the game, particularly because we did anything but play well. It just shows what good people there are around the club. I'm proud to be a BVB player because atmospheres like today make our club so great. We've had a lot to celebrate in the last few years and now we're in a tough moment.

Erik Durm: I thought we were better in the second-half, especially after the hour mark, when we created a few chances and perhaps that slice of luck just eluded us. All in all, though, it was a pretty grim evening for us.