Speaking in a post-match interview with sky, Gonzalo Castro and Roman Bürki both agreed Ingolstadt had made things "very difficult" for the Black and Yellows. "Obviously we're tired due to all the matches we've played recently," said Castro. "I'm happy that we won and, in particular, that we kept a clean sheet," Bürki added.
Gonzalo Castro: "You could see that we were very tired, both mentally and physically. That's definitely due to the demanding last few weeks we've had. But Ingolstadt were not bad either. We had to be on full alert for 90 minutes to see out this victory. We're obviously tired due to all the matches we've played recently. That made it all the more important to win a match like this in front of our own fans. Now we have the international break and I have the chance to recuperate a bit. It was an important week for me and it all went perfectly in the end, with two victories over Lotte and Ingolstadt and then my contract extension too."
Roman Bürki: "Ingolstadt performed very well. They worked very hard to cover a lot of ground, closed us down high up, were physically very strong and won a lot of the second balls. All of that made it very difficult for us to get into the game at all. The goal came from one of the few good attacks we had. Shinji did brilliantly, then there was an outstanding ball across from Schmelzer and Auba slotted home superbly. I feel very well integrated into the team at the moment. Our style of play has changed slightly compared to last year and it suits me well as a goalkeeper. I'm happy that we won and, in particular, that we kept a clean sheet."
"We lost control for their goal"
Maik Walpurgis (FC Ingolstadt coach): "I've just given my team a huge compliment for their great performance. We did very well tactically against one of top teams in the Bundesliga. We're on the right track, we just need to be more clinical in front of goal. We were often too hasty when opportunities arose today, we didn't show calmness or conviction in those passages of play. However, we did consistently force BVB into giving the ball away. We lost control for their goal. BVB played the ball well into the gap, we need to defend that better."
Harald Gärtner (FC Ingolstadt Chief Executive Officer): "It's brutal to travel home with nothing to show for our efforts. We had a lot of chances that we couldn't convert. On the other hand Dortmund used one of the few chances they had. I cannot make any accusations of the team other than the fact they did not use their chances. It gets more difficult with each passing week, but our team has a lot of quality and good character. Unfortunately we are not getting the rewards for the performances we're putting in at the moment." (djg)