''In the second-half we were able to up the pace while also keeping our patience,'' said Marco Reus. Marius Wolf described it as a ''battle of wills,'' and Lucien Favre deemed it a ''deserved win.'' Here are the initial reactions from Signal Iduna Park.

Lucien Favre: ''Stuttgart very much parked the bus in front of their own goal. It was really hard picking out the gaps. We tried absolutely everything. Stuttgart really had to chase after us and that's what gave us our chance in the end. Overall it was a deserved win.''

Marco Reus: ''The weather meant it was really brutal out there today. We had control of the game, but Stuttgart were dangerous on the counter. We made things difficult for ourselves in the first half, we fell short whenever it came down to playing the final ball. In the second-half we were able to up the pace while also keeping our patience. The most important thing was that we never stopped believing in ourselves, believing that we could come back after the score went to 1-1 and, in the end, believing that we could get the win that we deserved.''

Marius Wolf: ''It was a battle of wills. We really wanted to win, we really wanted to score goals. After we conceded, we just kept doing our thing. We knew that we would get our chance, and that's exactly what happened. We just really wanted it out there today and I think that was there for all to see. We're just taking each game as it comes, we want to win all of our games.''
Transcribed by Timo Lammert