Walking through the mixed zone after Borussia Mönchengladbach's 2-1 win over Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the BORUSSIA-PARK, the Gladbach stars struggled to hide their satisfaction at almost wrapping up fourth place the the UEFA Champions League qualification spot with a game to play.
Granit Xhaka (Gladbach captain): "I think the victory was deserved. We played excellently and began well, but then conceded a foolish goal. We bounced back well against a really strong side, though, and for that the team deserves a lot of praise. We now have a three-point cushion over fifth and an excellent goal difference. It would have to go very badly wrong for us not to end fourth. The atmosphere in the stadium was fantastic, it gave me goosebumps. The atmosphere is obviously always great at every home game, but today it was even more emotional because five players are leaving the club at the end of the season."
Andre Hahn (Gladbach winger): "I didn't win this game on my own, but I am pleased to have the trust of the coach after coming back from injury and that I am now able to pay him back with goals. The whole team did brilliantly today, and we're delighted with the position we're in now and that we were able to turn the game around. That reflects our whole season. We managed to get up again after starting badly."