Oliver Baumann: "We didn't start the game well at all, we shied away from too many challenges, were too passive and just followed the opposition around. It was far too little. We faced two crosses and conceded two goals. We definitely need to work on that. But then we flicked the switch, hit back very hard, put them under real pressure and fortunately we turned the game around completely. The team showed an extreme mentality, and they deserve great praise."
Angeliño: "It feels great. It is always very important to start with a victory at home. We made it difficult for ourselves, but then we threw everything at them. We fought to the end and earned the victory in the end."
Robert Skov: "Today it was very important that we got the three points. In the end, football is about winning. Good results give you the confidence you need to have a good season. We've got to continue to work hard and improve so that we do not go 2 goals behind. The fans really got behind us, carried us through the whole game and ultimately helped us to the victory."
André Breitenreiter: "After 20 minutes, I didn't think we were going to win the game. We knew that Bochum would mainly try long balls. Yet they caught us out twice. We were too passive – that not how we want to be. From 20 minutes on, we then showed a completely different side of ourselves. After we pulled one back, the players believed in themselves. After that, we played amazing football and made it 2-2. After the break, we were a bit too passive again. That's what we need to work on. Still, I have to pay a great compliment to my team for keeping on going. And a massive compliment goes to the fans, who pushed us enormously and gave us our second wind."
Thomas Reis (VfL Bochum head coach): "We started the game well and went 2-0 up. Of course it is annoying that we let the opposition back into the game so quickly. It was too easy. Hoffenheim have a massive amount of quality, yet we were able to give a pretty good account of ourselves. In the second half, we started well again and were able to defend TSG's long balls well. Once we conceded the second set-piece goal, we were playing a losing game. It's extremely frustrating. The frustration is great, but it was better than against Mainz."