Ilkay Gündogan (3rd r.) capped a fine Borussia Dortmund display in Gladbach on Matchday 18. - © © imago / ActionPictures
Ilkay Gündogan (3rd r.) capped a fine Borussia Dortmund display in Gladbach on Matchday 18. - © © imago / ActionPictures
Bundesliga

Gündogan: 'We all played brilliantly'

A first Bundesliga goal since April 2015 came as a welcome bonus for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gündogan in Saturday's demonstrative 3-1 win away to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The 25-year-old Germany international excelled at BORUSSIA-PARK, although by his own admission, so did the rest of the Schwarz-Gelben clan.

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Question: Ilkay Gündogan, congratulations on the win. What's your take on it?

Ilkay Gündogan: It's a great feeling to win away from home against such a strong side. We all played brilliantly and can be very proud today. More than anything, the way we played gives us confidence for the coming weeks.

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Question: At the recent winter training camp, you said you wanted to score more. Was that the start of something today? It looked like you didn't fully connect with the ball.

Gündogan: If I'd have connected with it fully, it wouldn't have gone in (laughs). It wasn't easy because the ball cut inside. It worked out well because I was pretty much unmarked in the box.

Question: Marco Reus opened the scoring once again. Why does he score the first goal so often?

Gündogan: Good question. We're always looking for him in his area of the pitch because he's such a threat from that position. Marco scored another very important goal for us today, after passing up some other decent opportunities. That shows the qualities he has.

Question: As an outsider, the way Dortmund are playing looks very good - the combination play looks second nature. How's it for you as a player?

Gündogan: It's down to a lot of training and hard work, but obviously it's even more fun when you're successful. We want to continue in the same vein, so that we come out on top in our upcoming games.

Markus Hoffmann reporting from Mönchengladbach