Outgoing Dortmund tactician Jürgen Klopp believes his side were worthy winners against Paderborn
Outgoing Dortmund tactician Jürgen Klopp believes his side were worthy winners against Paderborn

Matchday 29 coach quotes

Cologne - Matchday 29 turned out to be another emotional roller-coaster of a weekend for the men in the dugouts.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 SC Paderborn 07

bundesliga.com rounds up the reactions from the coaches...
Jürgen Klopp (Dortmund): "I know how many games we have left and how many points are still up for grabs. That's the only thing I'm bothered about right now. But we mustn't get carried away because if we'd lost then we'd be talking about other things than Europa League qualification today. Obviously I'm very happy that we don't have to do that. We played well, so it's a fully deserved win."

Andre Breitenreiter (Paderborn): "Any point would have been a bonus today, so I think we need to just accept this result. After Dortmund got the opening goal, they were unstoppable. BVB deserved to win by that margin too. We need to focus on the next game now as there is still a long way to go this season."

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 0-2 FC Bayern München

Markus Gisdol (Hoffenheim): "We started well, although Bayern naturally had the majority of the possession. That's normal. We defended well as a team and prevented them from creating many chances, but we didn't do enough with the opportunities that came our way. Chasing the game after going a goal down was hard work."

Pep Guardiola (Bayern): "We played really well in the first half and had the game under control. The second half was tricky because our legs were tired. I'm very proud of my players. We now have our most important game in the Champions League [against FC Porto]. Obviously it’ll be difficult, but it’s a big target for us."

VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 FC Schalke 04

Dieter Hecking (Wolfsburg): "We were quiet early on, but grew into the game and created a few decent chances before half time. Ricardo Rodriguez could have given us the lead early in the second half, but we were a bit unlucky and then Leroy Sane scored a spectacular opener. The players did well considering it was such a busy week. [Schalke goalkeeper] Ralf Fährmann was in top form. Without him, maybe we would have won the game, but I'm happy with the point given the circumstances."

Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke): "It was a keenly fought game. We had a lot of possession in the first half and created some good chances, but we lacked a cutting edge. We took the lead thanks to a fabulous goal from Leroy Sane, but then the hosts went up a gear and put us under a lot of pressure. At the end of the day, we’re happy with a point. Seven academy graduates were in our starting line-up, which is a great achievement."

SV Werder Bremen 1-0 Hamburger SV

Viktor Skripnik (Bremen): "It wasn't pretty, but we got the three points and kept a clean sheet. We were under pressure going into the game, but that's typical of a derby. We had to work hard to take the points today, it was tough. We made the mistakes earlier in the season, but Hamburg made them today. We're seventh in the table - it's crazy!"

Bruno Labbadia (Hamburg): "The defeat, especially the way it came about, is a massive disappointment. We played well in the first half and stuck together. We had chances, but in the second half we gave away the ball away too often. That's when things unravelled for us. Conceding a penalty late on was tough to take."

FC Augsburg 2-1 VfB Stuttgart

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): "We're relieved to get the three points. Stuttgart played well. We didn't create much, but took our chances when they came."

Huub Stevens (Stuttgart): "In Augsburg, we were up against a side much higher up in the table than us. You couldn't really tell today, though. The team played well, but weren't rewarded for their efforts. We created chances, but didn't take them."

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Thomas Schaaf (Frankfurt): "It was a great game. Neither side gave anything away and both tried to attack. I'm really happy with the way the players lined up and performed. The only thing missing were goals. The draw's a fair result - both sides had chances to win it."

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): "We definitely weren't at our best today, but it wasn't a disappointing result either. We didn't play well, but we were good at the back and it's a point gained on the road. We lost possession too often in the build-up."