Joshua Sargent: “It was an important game for us and we’re all relieved to have got the victory. Now we can look forward to the next few games and play with more freedom.”
Michael Lang: “It was very intense. We conceded two goals and that’s something we need to work on, but the most important thing was to go into the international break with a victory. It was a tough game but we could’ve made it easier for ourselves. We started the match really well with the early goal. Of course, it’s not easy losing the first two games but we all gave it everything we had and fought as a team. In the end we managed to secure the victory, and it was well-deserved. It’s important to stay calm.”
Niklas Moisander: “It was a classic Bundesliga match today; it had everything. It's a great feeling to win the game but also a huge relief. We didn’t play badly against Düsseldorf and Hoffenheim but came away without any points; it was important to win today. At times we didn't look great, but the three points are the most important thing."
Nuri Sahin: “We are relieved. It’s clear to see that we are lacking a bit of confidence. Twice, we played well but came away without any points. We had to fight hard today and eventually we were rewarded. It went completely silent after they equalised today. You look around and, as the experienced player, know you have to step up.”
Niclas Füllkrug: “I never felt any pressure; I knew we were going to win today. Our attacking play was really strong and we could’ve put more pressure on at the end of the first half. We just have to make sure that we are more clinical with our chances.”
Yuya Osako: “Getting the first three points of the season is always difficult. Augsburg were physically strong today, even when they went down to 10 men. It was a very tiring match. We still have a lot to improve on; in particular we were too nervous when we took the lead. Perhaps the two previous defeats were still in the back of our minds. It was an important game and I’m delighted with the result. We want to push on from here.”
Frank Baumann: “We played well today despite conceding the goals. Unfortunately we were slow out of the blocks in the second half and we made it too easy for them. They managed to put us under pressure even though we had the man-advantage. But we managed to hold on, we took our chances and that’s certainly not easy with so many injuries. I am relieved more than anything.”
Florian Kohfeldt: “It was a thrilling game. We started well, created lots of chances and headed into the break with a 2-1 lead. Before we started the second half I told the boys to play with a high tempo, but to be wary of the counter-attack. Then they equalised two minutes later. However, we managed to stay calm and continued to create chances. They had a few free-kicks, and you never know what can happen from them. But in the end we held on for the three points and that’s the most important thing.”