Kevin Vogt: "We completely deserved to qualify for the last 16, that was a good game from us. Holstein Kiel are no cakewalk and we gave a pretty bad account of ourselves against a second-tier club, Fürth, last season. As a result, we'd been warned and were fully focused. Our use of space was good, we played football courageously. I'm a fan of courageous football, because in the long term it is always rewarded. The DFB-Pokal is a really great chance to get our hands on something. You only have a few games and then you can already be in the final."
Angelo Stiller: "I think that we had the game under control and deserved to win. Unfortunately, we didn't make such a good start to the second half and let them pull a goal back. After it went to 3-1, we were back in our flow and realised that we had the win in the bag. We're now looking forward to the next opponent. I was given a little bit too much space for my goal and trusted myself with my left foot. I'm obviously delighted that I scored. We're playing again on Friday already and we want to build on today's performance in that one."
Sebastian Hoeness: "After scoring the opening goal, we had several opportunities and then forced the second goal. But we were too open, especially on counter-attacks. We then made an incredibly unlucky start to the second half. But then I thought the reaction from my boys was very good. The 3-1 was an important goal and from my point of view the 5-1 margin of victory was ultimately merited. I saw a good and dominant performance from my team."
Marcel Rapp (Holstein Kiel coach): "Congratulations to TSG. The result is very disappointing for us, but we managed to compete with them on equal footing for a long time. We performed bravely. We need to work on converting our chances. Then the game might go in a different direction."