"There was so much hunger" – Post-match quotes
Following the 4-1 win against Hannover 96, a first home victory of the season, Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter, defender Marco Russ and midfielder Jonathan De Guzman discussed the importance of the triumph and reserved special praise for Ante Rebic.
Adi Hütter: "That was just what we needed and it was really nice for the fans that we were able to secure a first home win of the season. We deserved the win – we fought hard and gave it our all. Going 3-0 up was the decisive moment. Ante Rebic did our play the world of good – he put in an outstanding performance. I have to praise the other players, too, but Ante stood out. The fans support us brilliantly both home and away and so a home win was really important today. The three points will do us good – four points was not enough from five games – but we need to keep our feet on the ground. [David] Abraham got injured in training the day before yesterday. Leaving him out was precautionary."
Jonathan De Guzman: "We were really good today and wanted to score goals. We wanted to dominate, take control of the game and not sit back. We managed that throughout and now we have to remain concentrated. The victory was important for our confidence. Ante put in a huge shift – I'm really pleased he's back."
Marco Russ: "There are times when you just have to pick up points and today was one of those times. We had real desire to win the game and there was so much hunger to score that we ended up with four goals. They were lovely goals, too. Ante's performance eclipsed everything else a little bit. We controlled the game. Sébastien [Haller] and Ante took off a lot of the pressure and so did the lads behind them. That made it easier for me to settle into the game. I hadn't played for a while, but you can overcome that with a bit of experience. I don't really mind if we play with three or four at the back. Being able to play with two systems is never going to hurt. Things work well with both. After you win in the Bundesliga, playing in the Europa League is even nicer."