- Schalke score first Bundesliga win under Markus Weinzierl.
- Embolo delighted with brace.
- Gladbach lament second-half collapse.
The relief was palpable after FC Schalke 04 drew a long-overdue line under their club record five-match losing start to the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign with a crushing 4-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction from the VELTINS Arena...
Breel Embolo (Schalke forward): "We've had it tough in the Bundesliga of late, but now we've got ourselves a win. I'm relieved and delighted for the team. We all put a lot of preparation into this one. Finally, we've been rewarded. We were clinical in front of goal. I'm really pleased I was able to chip in with a couple of goals, but the win is the most important thing for me. We've got a strong team and we have a great bond with the fans. It was great fun for everyone in the stadium."
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke forward): "The penalty turned the game in our favour. The pressure was on, but I decided to take it because I had a good feeling. It was ours to lose after we went 1-0 up. It just goes to show how much of football is psychological. Scoring a second and then a third goal so soon after the first was really important. We played really well. Everyone gave everything, but we cannot rest on our laurels. It's only the start. We've shown what we can do and we have to keep going."
Watch: More match reaction from Embolo and Choupo-Moting:
Markus Weinzierl (Schalke head coach): "Sometimes you need things to go your way and turn games in your favour. That happened for us today with the penalty. It was a key moment for us and it was important that we took the lead. We quickly added the second and third goals and were solid at the back after that. The fourth goal from Breel Embolo was symbolic: your luck will change if you work hard. I'm delighted."
Christoph Kramer (Gladbach midfielder): "We started the second half well and then had a penalty decision go against us. We tried to do too much too soon in response and switched off. We were too hasty and made some silly mistakes. Before we knew it, were were 3-0 down and it was basically game over."
Andre Schubert (Gladbach head coach): "We weren't great going forward in the first half. We tried to change that in the second half and started well, but then Schalke scored three goals in quick succession and that was the difference."