Mönchengladbach - The Borussia Mönchengladbach players admitted they're performing way below expectation following Friday's 3-0 home defeat to buoyant Hamburger SV.
bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction to the Foals' fourth successive loss of the 2015/16 campaign...
Yann Sommer: "It’s really hard to think of what to say after a game like this. We expected a lot from the game, but nothing worked for us. We just didn’t play well. I’m struggling to come up with an explanation as to why it’s going so badly for us. We’re not playing well and HSV didn’t actually have to do a lot to win the game. It’s tough to take, but letting our heads drop won’t help. We will continue to train hard and keep fighting to rediscover our form."
Tony Jantschke: "Nothing’s going our way. We offered nothing in the game, went behind early on and then nothing was working for us. Once again we gave away the goals far too easily, the game went really badly for us. We’re going through a difficult phase. It’s even more important now to stick together, keep working hard and stay focused."
Havard Nordtveit: "It’s a frustrating defeat. We expected a lot from the game and conceded a silly goal. After that it was obviously even more difficult, but we still carried on playing our game well. That said, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. We lost the ball too often, misplaced too many passes and didn’t create any proper chances in attack. The two goals either side of half time were obviously major setbacks for us. But we have to look forward. It’s important that we keep working hard every day and that we think about where we have come from in order to get out of this bad run of form."
Nicolai Müller: "We were dominant. It was important that we took the lead early on - that boosted our confidence. I just took a chance for my goal and luckily it went in. I’ve just been joking with Aaron [Hunt] that Jaroslav Drobny has now set up more goals this season than the two of us combined. To get a victory at a Champions League side feels good. We stuck to our guns and managed to keep a clean sheet."
Aaron Hunt: "Everything went the way I hoped it would - we won the game! We didn’t concede many chances and defended very well. I agree that we fully deserved to win the game. From the very first minute I felt we were in with a good chance and we maintained that high level right until the end."
Ivo Ilicevic: "It was a lot of fun right from the off. We played very well and it’s a great feeling to have won. We haven’t played that well for some time. We started brilliantly and survived a minor onslaught in the first half. Then we made it 2-0 and after the third goal the game was over. Pierre [Lasogga] was excellent today. He’s a striker who doesn’t need that many chances to score, which makes him really dangerous. Every player wants to start every game and at the end of the day that helps the entire squad."
Johan Djourou: "The whole team played really well. We worked really hard from the first minute to the last. We’re like a family and if one of us gets injured, another player can come in and perform. I have complete confidence in my team-mates and it’s important that we show this togetherness in every training and every game."