Borussia Mönchengladbach's 4-2 win over Sevilla FC in UEFA Champions League Group D - their maiden victory in the competition - delighted all involved, despite leaving a feeling of 'what-might-have-been'.
Lars Stindl (Gladbach forward): "We’re just happy to have snatched the three points. We were keen to show that we can do it in the Champions League as well as the Bundesliga. We tried to beat them from distance on several occasions in the first half. Looking back at the first two games, especially the reverse at Sevilla, we know we could’ve done better. But it’s too late to think like that now. The coach said to me at some point that it would be better for me to play in a more advanced role, alongside Raffael. We boast lots of players that can find the net and it’s going really well for us. We might be playing Manchester City next but we're going to give it our all to try and secure third place."
Andre Schubert (Gladbach coach): "Lars [Stindl] is very dangerous in front of goal. He’s also very good at reading space, and he really helps to win the ball back. As always, we wanted to win this game, especially because we were playing at home. Sevilla had all their quick, tricky players on the pitch but we mostly managed to find the right answers. I’m absolutely delighted to have won the game but equally pleased about the manner of the victory. Watching the team today was a real joy and you shouldn’t forget Sevilla are a top side. To win away to Manchester City may sound ambitious, but we did well in the reverse and will be giving it everything to beat them."
Yann Sommer (Gladbach goalkeeper): "The first win in the Champions League feels great. We really deserved it."
Granit Xhaka (Gladbach midfielder): "It took us a while to find our way into the game but we improved as it wore on. I’d be lying if I pretended to have meant to set up Stindl [in reference to Gladbach’s opener]. It was a great team performance tonight and we deservedly won. We’ll be taking our chances at City. A point might be enough, but we’ll be trying to take all three."