The Black & Yellows were relieved to have won. "In the first half, we showed a reaction in terms of the football we played and in the second period we battled to get the victory," said Marcel Schmelzer. Here we bring you the match reactions.
André Schürrle: "I'm ecstatic and I feel very proud of the team too. We were lacking a lot of things in Salzburg: but today we were present from the start, pressed well, won the tackles, created lots of chances and deservedly went in front. In the first half, we had everything under control; then, in the second, we continued to have shots and chances. We battled and the defence did an excellent job. It is enormously important that we go into the challenges and win them too. For the goal, Michy made the perfect run and met it perfectly with the flick. It's important to get the opener from a set-piece from time to time."
Manuel Akanji: "We produced a good performance. In the first half in particular, we had a lot of opportunities. We should have scored one or two goals more, then the second half would have looked better. The victory is deserved."
Marcel Schmelzer: "In the first half, we showed a reaction in terms of the football we played and in the second period we battled to get the victory. You could see that we were very tired after all the weeks with two games. The international break comes at the right time. It was extremely important to sign off with a win." (br)