BVB showed the right reaction to their defeat at Union Berlin last time out by beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-0. "The situation was such that we needed a good result today," said Michael Zorc, who singled out Thomas Delaney for special praise.
Michael Zorc: "We needed a good result today. We were already under pressure. The team radiated confidence. I'd particularly like to praise Thomas Delaney, who – to put it in exaggerated terms – was involved in 200 challenges and won 210 of them. He performed outstandingly. The result gives the team stability. We can build on that."
Thomas Delaney: "It was a good performance from the entire team. We were clinical. It's never easy to play against Leverkusen. The coach said that Leverkusen would apply a lot of pressure at the beginning. In situations like that, it's important to get through the opening minutes. We were disappointed after the match in Berlin. You can't afford too many performances like that if you want to win the title."
Sebastian Kehl: "We showed a reaction. It wasn't all perfect, you could see that. But four goals don't just happen by themselves. All in all, we didn't give much away today."
Roman Bürki: "It was a very difficult game, Leverkusen came racing out of the blocks and countered a lot. That caused us difficulties. At the beginning, it was wild. But after we scored the first goal, things quietened down and got better. We defended very well and deserved to win. Thomas' remit was to mark Havertz out of the game. He did very well."
Julian Brandt: "It was the first time that I've played against Leverkusen. It was a new feeling for me. It was still fun though, even if we were chasing the ball a lot in the first half. But if you win 4-0, then that's a good reaction."
Transcribed by Christina Reinke