FC Union Berlin's new head-coach and its squad captain were both able to convey some relief after their team finally won a match for the first time in over three months on Saturday.
"I was proud of the whole team," Bjelica said afterwards, "The team turned in a great performance. We were better than Gladbach in all respects: In possession, off the ball, and in transition. I haven't been here for the last three months, but I can feel how difficult it was for the club, fans, and players it was to go three months without a win."
Squad skipper Rani Khedira concurred.
"This was a fully deserved home win," Khedira noted in his interview, "We brought everything onto the pitch that has made us so strong in recent years; the things that characterize Union Berlin. We were active, aggressive, unflinching in heading forward and looked for our chances. We can leave the pitch with a broadened chest."