Dominant and deserved: that was the general consensus following Borussia Mönchengladbach's one-sided victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 26.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Mahmoud Dahoud (Gladbach midfielder): "I'm delighted we put in such a convincing performance and won the game. It was our aim to bounce straight back from last week's away defeat to Wolfsburg with a win, and I'm happy we were able to do that. We dominated from the start and, for me, thoroughly deserved to win. Our defensive work was key to the win. I thought the goalkeeper might expect a cross for my goal and I made use of the gap at the near post. It was a really important win."
Nico Elvedi (Gladbach defender): "It was a very convincing team performance. We defended well, gave hardly any goal-scoring chances away and played really well going forward. We should have perhaps added to our lead before the break, but it was a deserved 3-0 win in the end. That's the most important thing. We can build on this performance."
Roel Brouwers (Gladbach defender): "It's a fully deserved and important win for us. We really wanted the three points to keep ourselves in contention for the European places. I think 3-0 is a fair result in the end. We controlled the game from start to finish. Frankfurt hardly had any chances, whereas we had plenty of opportunities. We want to press on against Schalke and record a win on the road again."
Andre Schubert (Gladbach head coach): "Because of the change in head coach, we didn't quite know what we'd be up against, but we did a great job of putting our game plan into action. Frankfurt sat very deep and were very focused, but we still managed to create dangerous openings because we were patient. That's not easy against such a defensively-oriented side, which is why I'm very happy with my team. We were focused defensively and gave the opposition practically nothing in terms of scoring chances. We played brilliantly and clearly deserved to win."
Niko Kovac (Frankfurt head coach): "Borussia deserved to win, they were the better side in both halves. We were too passive in the opening phase. We improved after the break, but it wasn't enough to trouble such a strong side. We wanted to take something from the game, but it didn't work out. We're just making too many basic mistakes at the moment - all three goals were avoidable. We have to sort that out and continue to work hard to get ourselves out of this situation. Our home games will be decisive in the battle for survival."