Wolfsburg - After a comfortable 2-0 victory on home soil over Hamburger SV, the VfL Wolfsburg stars were an understandably delighted bunch inside their own fortress.
rounds up the best of the post-match chat from the seemingly impregnable Volkswagen Arena...
We fought well today, but we didn't just fight we also played some really good football. We gave absolutely nothing away. Our opponents practically had no chances to score and that's why I'm especially happy that we picked up such a fantastic win today. I have to admit I'm a bit surprised by how well it's going at the moment. It seems like whoever comes here, we beat them.
You know with the first assist there was a bit of luck, but when the team is playing well and you're doing good then sometimes you just have luck on your side. Other times you don't, but it all counts and it's good that it came off in our favour. With the second assist it was a perfect counter.
I only found out I was starting this morning at 11 and obviously I was delighted, but the important thing was that we won and that we're continuing our positive progress. We saw last weekend against Leverkusen than Hamburg invest a lot in their physical approach to proceedings and it as the same case today, except that we didn't shy away from the challenge and that was incredibly important today. I think we also saw that we're capable of doing a lot with the ball and could even have made better use of one or two of out chances on the counter after the break. For my goal] I definitely looked to see if I could square it to someone else, but it was then an easy decision to go for it myself. I was pleased that it calmed us down again.
It's amazing! We're in a great run of form at the moment and we go into each game with a real desire to win it. The head coach told us before the game that this was another important game and I'm really happy that we managed to win it. I'm happy for the club, the team and of course the wonderful fans.
It's not easy to play against as strong a side as Wolfsburg. We knew that before the game but despite that we still looked good going forward at points. The problem was that we gave away their goals all too easily. For the first, they scored from a corner, and the second came from my free-kick when they hit us on the break. It's tough to take!
To tell the truth, Wolfsburg were the better side and deserved to win. We wanted to play like we have in the last few games, but it didn't happen. We have to analyse the whole game - not just the mix-ups - because we weren't switched on at all today. That's what we have to sort out and improve for the derby against Bremen in our next game.