Both Tayfun Korkut (l.) and Pep Guardiola (r.) could take plenty of positives out of their meeting on Matchday 24
Both Tayfun Korkut (l.) and Pep Guardiola (r.) could take plenty of positives out of their meeting on Matchday 24

Guardiola: 'This was a beautiful weekend for us'

Cologne - Matchday 24 saw plenty of movement in the Bundesliga table, with FC Bayern München extending their lead at the top, FC Schalke 04 and Bayer 04 Leverkusen recording important wins and VfB Stuttgart moving a step closer to safety. rounds up the views from the dugouts...
Hannover 96 1-3 FC Bayern MünchenTayfun Korkut (Hannover): It was a very, very good performance from us and we didn’t do much wrong. My players were tactically very disciplined - just the way we had prepared these last few days. We played as a team and we have to carry on like this in our coming games."

Pep Guardiola (Bayern): "Hannover were excellent in defence and that made it very difficult for us. Because of Wolfsburg losing, this was a beautiful weekend for us. We're going to take a break and then start thinking about the Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk from Monday."
Hamburger SV 0-0 Borussia DortmundJosef Zinnbauer (Hamburg): "Certainly nobody had expected this from us before the game. We were very strong in defence and we had chances on the break too, but sadly we didn't take them. I think all in all this is an important point in our relegation battle. We don't need to dispute how Dortmund were superior in all departments, but we were really good in defence."

Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): "This feels like a point gained for us and I think that will sink in on our way home. We still have one point more than we had before and we've kept HSV at the same distance. That's not to be frowned on in our situation. We didn't make the most of our superiority and our possession and we created too few chances. But we've got one more point, so that's positive. Nobody's picked up an injury and that's really positive."
SC Paderborn 0-3 Bayer 04 LeverkusenAndre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): "When I look up at the scoreboard after this game and see 0-3, then it's absolutely incredible. We played really well and with a lot of passion, but we're just lacking a bit of self-confidence when we get into the box. Leverkusen have the quality to make a lot out of a little and that was the difference."

Roger Schmidt (Leverkusen): "We legitimised this win in the last 20 minutes. Paderborn were strong in the tackle and well organised. We couldn't find a way, but then after we got the lead from a free-kick, we used the spaces very well."
1. FC Köln 4-2 Eintracht FrankfurtPeter Stöger (Köln): "We have to go to our limits if we want to survive in this league and that is what we did physically and psychologically against Frankfurt, which is why I'm happy, obviously."

Thomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): "This is a very frustrating defeat. We equalised in the second half and were close to going in front, but we failed to make the most of that spell. Then we fell 2-1 down out of nothing and after that we didn't have the chance to get back into a good position."
1. FSV Mainz 05 2-2 Borussia MönchengladbachMartin Schmidt (Mainz): "I touched on our mistakes at half-time and told the players that they could still turn things in our favour. In the end, it paid off."

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): "We knew in advance that it would be a tough game, yet we still had it under control. After our first goal, we played better because taking the lead had obviously given us more confidence. We wanted to make it 2-0 as soon as we could and we managed that intelligently. Then we conceded two and that's unusual for us in the Bundesliga, but it happens."
VfB Stuttgart 0-0 Hertha BerlinHuub Stevens (Stuttgart): "We're obviously disappointed. If you look how much the lads have put into it and what they've got back, then it's a shame. We said that it's not going to be easy and after today, it's just got even more complicated."

Pal Dardai (Hertha): "I'm happy with the point. My team showed discipline and determination, and in a relegation battle, that's perfectly fine. We might even have won it, but we're still happy with the result."