As two of the standout performers in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 Revierderby win over local rivals FC Schalke 04, midfield general Ilkay Gündogan and goalscoring right-back Matthias Ginter had ample reason to be cheerful on Sunday evening.
Local bragging rights in the bag, the Dortmund duo were only too happy to share their pride and delight with the assembled press after the game.
Ilkay Gündogan, a thrilling derby, a win to savour and all in all a fantastic vibe in the stadium. What did you make of the atmosphere?
Ilkay Gündogan: As always, it was sensational. You could feel it before the game during the warm-up. You could even hear the fans singing when we got back to the dressing room. That was really cool. And when we scored it was unbelievable. In that respect, we’re really spoiled here in Dortmund. It’s always a fantastic feeling to celebrate in front of the Südtribüne.