Jürgen Klopp (l.) wasn't impressed with how Dortmund conceded, but he was delighted with the final score against Mainz in Matchday 21's opening fixture at the Signal Iduna Park
Jürgen Klopp (l.) wasn't impressed with how Dortmund conceded, but he was delighted with the final score against Mainz in Matchday 21's opening fixture at the Signal Iduna Park

Klopp: 'We scored great goals'

Cologne - When 38 goals are plundered over the course of one weekend in the Bundesliga, not everyone can go home happy.

Borussia Dortmund 4-2 1. FSV Mainz 05

bundesliga.com whips round the grounds to find out what some of the head coaches made of a particularly nerve-jangling weekend in the league of the world champions...
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): "Mainz's first was another slapstick goal, but we responded really well. We knew we'd have chances if we stuck to our game. It's a fully deserved 4-2 win and we scored great goals. It was a six-pointer for us, and we won it. All's well."

Kasper Hjulmand (Mainz): "Conceding so soon after the restart was decisive. Dortmund really put us under pressure after that. We've come away with nothing, but in the end Borussia deserved to win. We had a go today, but BVB were the better team."

FC Bayern München 8-0 Hamburger SV

Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): "We played well and our build-up play was better than it has been recently. I'm happy because we've rediscovered our playing style. Obviously the atmosphere in the camp is a lot better than it was. We'll turn our attentions to the Champions League now."

Josef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): "I'll not forget this day for the rest of my life. There's not a lot to discuss when you've lost 8-0. We have to apologise to our fans because 8-0 is unbelievable, although we did come up against an incredibly strong side today. We can have no complaints about the margin of victory."

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-5 VfL Wolfsburg

Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): "We were dreadful in the first half. The second half was about restoring a bit of dignity to the side. I wanted to set an example with the three changes at half time and make use of what we had on the bench. We battled back and I think 4-4 would have been a fair result."

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): "We were exceptional in the first half. You can't do much better than that. We conceded some soft goals in the second period. The fact that we were able to hit back again speaks volumes about the quality we have. On the balance of play, it was a deserved win."

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 FC Schalke 04

Thomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): "We didn't start well, but the second half went a lot better. The lads did really well today against a really good side. That gives us something to build on. We talked a lot about the defensive side of things in the week, so in that respect, a 1-0 win will do us the world of good."

Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): "We played well in the first half and dominated. The only thing that was missing was a goal. Frankfurt started the second half well and put us under pressure. It's unfortunate that on the one occasion we let them in they scored."

Hertha Berlin 0-2 SC Freiburg

Pal Dardai (Hertha): "I've told the team that there are a lot of improvements to be made. I can't accept some of what I saw. We played with courage against Mainz, but uncertainty crept in when we went 1-0 down - that's a mental thing. We'll try to get it back and carry on working hard. That's the only way."

Christian Streich (Freiburg): "We were really disciplined. It certainly wasn't easy on the eye, but everyone worked hard. The win says a lot about the team, we're back again. It's important that we've won away against a direct rival."

Hannover 96 1-2 SC Paderborn 07

Tayfun Korkut (Hannover): "We didn't get our game going. We had problems with our link-up play and lost the ball too easily. Taking the lead gave us some security, but then we lost the game with two moves. This is not a very good situation for us."

Andre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): "We were very well prepared and we didn't concede any big chances. We were dangerous going forward and we deserved to win. We are the side who have sent in the fourth highest number of crosses in the league, yet we didn't convert any of them in the first half of the season. Now we've got Srdjan Lakic and he's got quality in the box. We've now taken the next step after the Köln game. The team's morale was top drawer."