... his partnership with Füllkrug: “That was one of the reasons why I came here. I thought that it could work well. The fact that it clicked so quickly is of course even better. The exchanges between us are direct and honest. We are professionals. Our qualities complement each other very well. I think we implement that well in games; he brings his strengths onto the pitch and I bring mine.”
... his expectations for the game against Stuttgart: “I think Stuttgart will play with the same formation as us. That means that we know what their moves are likely to be, because we do things the same way. That's why I think it will come down to the little things. The team who make fewer mistakes will win the game."
... the atmosphere at the first home game: “I’m hoping that the ultras are still a bit annoyed about not being able to attend last week. I'm sure they'll transfer that emotion onto us and push us on. We want to implement that on the pitch. Also when we play away, I think it's always amazing how loud our fans are; that's always admirable. They’re fantastic.”