Berlin - Borussia Mönchengladbach's unshakeable character proved decisive in Sunday's 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin, according to the Foals themselves.

bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match quotes from inside the magnificent Olympiastadion...

Borussia Mönchengladbach


Ibrahima Traore: "Of course I'm delighted that I was able to score the winning goal so close to the end. It's a special moment for me, finally my first Bundesliga goal of the season. It was a team performance that got us the win, though, because we put a lot into it and fought hard."

Max Kruse: "It was a good performance from us and we were dominant. We were particularly good at the back and only gave away one chance, which led to the goal. We also played good football going forward and created a few chances that we really ought to have made better use of, but in the end we were deserved winners. We've got 60 points on the board now - that's unbelievable."

Tony Jantschke: "I think we deserved to win the game. We had some good chances and were tight at the back at the same time. We fell asleep a bit for the goal and let [Salomon] Kalou get away, but we knew right away that we were good enough to get back in the game and win it. Luckily that's what happened and now we're in a good position ahead of the Leverkusen game next week."

Hertha Berlin


Thomas Kraft: "From my point of view we conceded two goals too many! That's very frustrating for me as a goalkeeper, but with their second goal coming so late in the game - it's a disappointing for the whole team, including me. We would have deserved the point for all the effort we put in, but Gladbach put us under a lot of pressure towards the end of the game, which made things very difficult for us."

Per Skjelbred: "We gave everything and I hope we'll get the three points in our next game! Gladbach are always a tough opponent - you have to bear in mind we were playing against a very strong team - but a lot of the teams below us have managed to win. We're not safe yet."

Änis Ben-Hatira: "The team's responsible, we have to do better. Little errors were punished today [...] We'll analyse the game and prepare well for Dortmund. We'll be playing to win. We've got nothing to lose."

Fabian Lustenberger: "It was a very difficult game, as we expected it to be. Gladbach played very good football and kept the ball really well. We couldn't do anything about the second goal, but apart from that we did everything we could. We gave our all, but unfortunately we didn't get the result we deserved today."

Marcel Ndjeng: "It's really tough to take, but hats off to the lads. They worked their socks off and battled really hard."