Guardiola: 'We played superb football in the second half'

Cologne - Emotions were running high down in the Bundesliga dugouts on Matchday 10.

FC Bayern München 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

bundesliga.com rounds up what some of the men in charge made of the the weekend's heart-stopping action...
Pep Guardiola (Bayern): We're obviously delighted. We played superb football in the second half. Hats off to my team! Franck Ribery really helped us after coming on. The plan was for him to have a go at [Neven] Subotic and use his strength in the one-on-one situations. They man-marked Xabi Alonso in the first half, but we found a way round it, and I believe we'll always find a way round situations like that.

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): It was close. It was a good first half from us, but not a great second in which we buckled under the pressure. We deserved something for the first half, but not for the second. We've invested a lot, but got nothing in return, and that's the worry. But many congratulations to [Bayern] on a deserved win.

FC Schalke 04 1-0 FC Augsburg

Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): Augsburg made life very difficult for us. It was a hard-fought 1-0 win. We were determined to come away with the three points today and the team did everything they could to make it happen […] We can still improve our style of play, but don't forget that we're missing nine players at the moment. We have to deal with that first of all.

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): Congratulations to FC Schalke 04. The defeat hurts a lot because we gave it everything as a team. We've been punished for a mistake by Alexander Esswein, but Atsuto Uchida and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar did really well after we gave the ball away. We have to try and make more of our chances away from home. If we start doing that, then we will begin to pick up points on our travels.

Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): The win is fully deserved, but it was a tough game. We wasted the chance to go 4-1 up and if there’s one thing to criticise then it's the fact that we didn't put the game to bed earlier. It's great to have 20 points on the board, but we we're not going to take our foot off the gas. We'll work hard in order to be successful going forward. The win is a great birthday present and obviously one that I'm very happy with.

Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): It doesn't feel good to lose, but Gladbach are a tough side. The first half was very even, then Borussia were fantastic after the break. We didn't have control in midfield and couldn't stop them on the counter. We made too many decisive mistakes and that's why we lost. To go behind here once is tough, but to fall behind again makes it really hard. The result won't knock us off our stride. Our performance was good in spite of the final score.

VfB Stuttgart 0-4 VfL Wolfsburg

Armin Veh (Stuttgart): A 4-0 defeat sounds very one-sided, but that wasn't the case. In the first 25 minutes, we took the game to them. Had we taken the lead, it would have been deserved. The morale was there and the lads tried and tried, but we need to cut out the mistakes. Our attacking game is often varied and good, but when we don't get the simple things right, then it's never going to work out. We can't expect to score three or four goals every week.

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): The fans certainly won't have any regrets over making the journey. I witnessed a great game of football, which could have finished 8-5 in our favour because both teams really went for it. We were extremely effective and went 2-0 up just before half-time after VfB had spurned a couple of decent chances of their own. Once we got the third from a clinical counter, I knew the points were safe.

Hamburger SV 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Josef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): It was a hard-fought game and not exactly easy on the eye, which is unusual for Leverkusen. They're particularly good when it comes to switching defence into attack. It's difficult to defend against that. My team did well to get the rub of the green and pick up the three points.

Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): It's a game that'll be remembered for all the tackles that went flying in rather than Hakan Calhanoglu's return or the football. HSV's first attack led to the penalty from which they opened the scoring. We continued to have a go, but lacked penetration. We can now focus on our Champions League game against St. Petersburg.

1. FC Köln 0-1 SC Freiburg

Peter Stöger (Köln): We know we can win games in the Bundesliga, but to do so we have to be at our very best from front to back. We lacked ideas when we had possession and there were issues defensively.

Christian Streich (Freiburg): We knew the game would be extremely hard-fought. In an evenly-balanced encounter like this you need a little bit of luck to earn victory. We've handled the last few [winless] weeks well and stuck together as a team.