Bayern coach Pep Guardiola knew the full value of his side's three points against Roger Schmidt's (r.) Bayer Leverkusen, considering the strengh of the opponents
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola knew the full value of his side's three points against Roger Schmidt's (r.) Bayer Leverkusen, considering the strengh of the opponents

Guardiola: 'I'm happy because I know what we were up against'

Cologne - Joy and relief was written over the faces of several Bundesliga coaches on Matchday 14, while disappointment and dismay was thrown in for good measure. brings you the post-match reaction from the Bundesliga bosses...
FC Bayern München 1-0 Bayer 04 LeverkusenPep Guardiola (Bayern): Apart from the first ten minutes, we didn't let them have any chances. It was very good from my team because I know how strong Leverkusen are and how dangerous they can be. In the first half our final ball was often lacking, but the second half was more like it when Sebastian Rode came on. I'm happy because I know what sort of opponents we were up against.

Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): We could have taken the lead in the first half, but then we conceded too early in the second period unfortunately. After that it turned into a difficult game for us and Bayern's quality came through. In the end, they deserved their win.
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 TSG 1899 HoffenheimJürgen Klopp (Dortmund): I'm exhausted and relieved at the same time. We're deserved winners - no more, no less. It was an incredibly intense game. We've got to keep on working, keep on plugging away. The most important thing is that we can actually score goals and go without conceding, and even better when we do that in one game. We still don't have a fantastic tally of points, but we couldn't get more than three today.

Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): It was a pretty even game in the first half but after we fell behind it was difficult to get back into the encounter. After the break Dortmund hit us more and more on the counterattack.
Hannover 96 1-3 VfL WolfsburgTayfun Korkut (Hannover): We would have deserved a point today. Up until their second goal I can have no real complaints. After they made it 2-1 the game turned in Wolfsburg's favour. I'm really, really disappointed.

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): I don't understand why we let things slip after we'd taken the lead, but then when we went 2-1 up, more gaps opened up and it's no real secret that we're good at exploiting these. Winning is the name of the game and we did that with brutal efficiency.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 Hertha BerlinLucien Favre (Gladbach): Above all in the first half we had plenty of possession and dictated the game. It wasn't easy to bounce back after their equaliser just before half-time, but we wanted to remain positive and then went ahead again with a beautiful goal. That was an important time to score and we had plenty of chances to increase our lead, looking particularly strong on the counterattack. We did really well to make it 3-1. It was overall a very difficult and tight game, but a deserved win which I'm happy with.

Jos Luhukay (Hertha): This is an extremely unfortunate defeat for us. In the first half, we were very well organised and we only conceded a few chances. In my opinion, a draw at half-time was perfectly fair and the equaliser just a few seconds before the break was very important for us. We had high hopes for the second half then, but unfortunately we conceded again very soon and that gave Borussia self-confidence and they got better and better. As soon as they scored their third, we knew that I was going to be tough to take anything. In the end, the game was decided by minor details which went against us.
VfB Stuttgart 0-4 FC Schalke 04Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): It's Saint Nicholas Day today and we clearly decided to dish out the gifts. I had told my team beforehand that they had to think about the set-pieces. But it's better to lose 4-0 once than to lose 1-0 four times.

Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): I'm very happy. Stuttgart has not been a happy hunting ground for Schalke in the past so we're glad we've broken that negative record. It was a good team performance and the early goal helped us a lot.
Hamburger SV 2-1 1. FSV Mainz 05Josef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): The game was okay, but we've got to put it behind us immediately. We started well and, overall, it was the battling attitude we wanted to see. It was important that we showed our own fans what we can do.

Kasper Hjulmand (Mainz): I'm very disappointed, not only with the result but also with the performance. We found the right attitude and effort when it was already too late, and that's why we haven't got a point. We only picked up the right tempo inside the last 15 minutes.
Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 SV Werder BremenThomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): We’re doing a lot of things right at the moment, especially in 50-50 decisions. That’s why we’re successful right now. I hope we can stabilise that and then start playing proper football. This team has got a lot of potential it hasn’t shown yet.

Viktor Skripnik (Bremen): Frankfurt deserved to win. Normally we’re not as naive as we were in this game. Their second goal was the turning point and after they scored it we didn't believe in ourselves anymore. I’m a little frustrated.