The feeling in the dressing room after the 4-0 derby win was, of course, incredibly positive. The energy was palpable from the players after what was a historic victory against their city rivals. “We know exactly what this game means to our fans and how painful the defeat was in the last derby, said captain Vedad Ibisevic, who headed Hertha into a 1-0 lead. “We set out to do things differently today. I am pleased we were able to do that successfully. We collected all the post match reaction.
Vedad Ibisevic: We know exactly what this game means to our fans and how painful the defeat was in the last derby. We set out to do things differently today. I am pleased we were able to do that successfully, because it really means a lot to our fans. We brought our A game today. Every forward dreams of crosses like that from Platte, the kind I always gamble on. I’m happy it went in, but that is my job after all. I’m delighted that things are going so well for me and the team right now. Bruno Labbadia gives me confidence and he understands me as a striker, but I’m not getting any special treatment, I’m working just as hard as anyone. He gave me a fair chance and I took it. I’m happy for the team – we have a lot of quality. Unfortunately we weren’t able to show this at the start of the year, but since the break it’s been a lot better.
Vladimir Darida: Of course we’re all really pleased! It’s a shame hat we’re not able to celebrate with our fans, but I’m sure they were celebrating in front of their TVs. In the first half we played okay, we had chances but we didn’t take them. Then in the second half we got two very quick goals which really helped us. We really earned the win in the end, and now people can see how good we are and that we’ve been working really hard during the break.