Borussia Dortmund took great delight in their performance in beating Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1 on Sunday, a result which extends their unbeaten run at home in the Bundesliga this season.
Goals: 0-1 Meier (6’), 1-1 Mkhitaryan (24’), 2-1 Aubameyang (57’), 3-1 Hummels (61’), 4-1 Ramos (85')
bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts of the key protagonists at the Signal Iduna Park...
Mats Hummels (Dortmund captain): “It was important not only for the team but also for me to score. The goal to make it 2-1 was the key, it opened the door for us to go on and get more. I’m not really sure what to say about my goal! I just hit it and I think it took a slight deflection. It was a good day for us. If we can produce the goods twice more [before the winter break] then it’ll have been a very good first half of the season for us.”
Thomas Tuchel (Dortmund coach): “We were very focused today and had a good blend of determination and ease on the ball. We kept pushing until the match went our way. The way we did that was excellent. The number of points other teams around us have shouldn’t be an issue for us. We have to stay hungry. [On Marco Reus’ injury] He turned and immediately signaled that he wanted to come off. He’s got pain in the adductor region. It’s a massive shame.”
Julian Weigl (Dortmund midfielder): "Yet again, the last home game of the season was something pretty special. The fans really got behind us and I felt the team and the supporters were akmost as one today. We pushed each other to more and then we got the win we deserved. Now we have to rebuild our strength every day as we're going to have to give it everything in the final two games before the winter break."
Toller Spieltag für uns, ich bin sehr glücklich über unseren Sieg! Great weekend and a convincing win today! pic.twitter.com/e71MJVRWHc— Mats Hummels (@matshummels) December 13, 2015
Alex Meier (Frankfurt captain): “The positive we can take from this is that we pulled together as a team. We’ll move up the standings. If you look at the table you can see how important the game against Bremen is next week.”
Armin Veh (Frankfurt coach): “We’ll have to forget about this game now. Next Saturday we’ve got an important match against Bremen and we need to concentrate solely on that. The sending off was decisive today, and the better team won.”