VfL Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez (r.) scored one and chipped in with an assist on Matchday 3 - © © imago
VfL Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez (r.) scored one and chipped in with an assist on Matchday 3 - © © imago

Rodriguez: 'Our best performance of the season'

Wolfsburg - 2014/15 Bundesliga runners-up VfL Wolfsburg appear to hitting top gear after registering a clinical 3-0 home win over FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 3.

VfL Wolfsburg

bundesliga.com rounds up the best of the post-match reaction from the Volkswagen Arena...

Ricardo Rodriguez: "That was our best performance of the season. We played as a team, wanted to win every challenge and covered a lot of ground. We were strong in the tackle, passed the ball well and scored goals."

Luiz Gustavo: "It was really important to pick up three points at home. I think the league's going to be really tough this season, really tight. We have to use every opportunity we have to pick up points, so that we stay at the top [of the table]."

Bas Dost: "The first half was exceptional and was a lot of fun. Everyone gave 100 per cent and we put them to bed in the second half. Christian Träsch hasn’t played for us much, but he came into the side today and was one of our best players. I was happy with my performance, but there’s always room for improvement!"

Timm Klose: "It's nice [to be top of the table]. We mustn't forget that we didn't play that well in our first two games. The Schalke game was a step in the right direction. We have to keep it up."

Christian Träsch: "It was fun today. We wanted to show a reaction after [the 1-1 draw with Köln] and we did that today.

FC Schalke 04

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar: "We weren’t aggressive enough in the first half. We stood too far off the opposition. That allowed Wolfsburg to control the game and switch positions a lot. We weren't able to apply any pressure. We improved after the break. We had a good spell, but then VfL scored a second and a third. Of course, that hurts."

Ralf Fährmann: "We knew Dost might cause us problems at the near post today. 3-0 is a bitter pill to swallow, for sure. They caught us on a bad day, but games like this happen and we have to move forward. Between the 30th and 45th minute and for long periods of the second half we did ok, but I think Wolfsburg were worthy winners today."