At the press conference Thomas Tuchel spoke about being sent to the stands:
The referee told me that my behaviour had been inappropriate. I let myself fall into the trap of responding to a gesture made by Dieter Hecking's co-coach after the penalty. It was unnecessary. So then I kicked out at the advertising hoardings out of a mixture of joy and frustration. This action was not aimed at anyone. I was just letting my emotions out. I am astonished that I was sent to the stands.
...on the first half:
We performed excellently for the first 35 minutes. Perhaps up until that point it was one of the best performances we have produced. Though it took a while to open the scoring, it was deserved - but we should have taken an earlier and bigger lead. Yet after scoring we lost our self-confidence, perhaps fearing that we now had something to lose. We countered without concentration and passed poorly but continued to defend passionately.
...on the second half:
We really struggled for long periods and they created a lot of really good chances. We were very lucky in certain situations. Curiously, we started to play more calmly and with more confidence immediately after conceding the equaliser. Our second goal that put us 2-1 up was a very unusual goal to score for an away team that has just conceded an equaliser. I believe that scoring a goal like that in Wolfsburg is unusual directly after a penalty has just been awarded against you. We know how difficult it is to play here and to win here. That makes us even happier that we managed to get the win and that this team showed such fantastic spirit.
...on the league table:
Those who saw us from the 40th minute onward today know what we need to focus on and that we still have a way to go. We would do well to avoid talking about even greater objectives. We want to challenge teams such as Gladbach, Leverkusen and Wolfsburg. These teams started the season with something we were missing: the belief of being able to put together winning runs. But now we are on the right track. We know how important and how difficult it was to win here today. We see it as a sign of progress that we have managed to pick up so many points this season, but that does not mean we are no longer obliged to keep our feet on the ground and to take the next steps on Thursday and on Sunday in our next two home games.
Homer J. Simpson
Work time goes so slow and Moe's time goes so fast. If I worked at Moe's, would the universe collapse?