Borussia Dortmund's attacking midfielder Marco Reus said their 4-0 beating of Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga on Saturday night was 'well deserved'.
Reus scored and had an assist in Dortmund's season opening league win.
In a chat with media afterwards, the German international said they wanted to start their league campaign off on the right foot and did just what was needed.
"That was a real endurance test, which we overcame very well indeed. We wanted to start the league in a good position and had a really strong team in front of us," Reus said.
"Gladbach were the best team in the second half of last season. We put them under pressure from the start and forced them to make errors."
In the 15th minute Reus beat Yann Sommer inside his near post to open the scoring and then set up the fourth goal in the second half, when he pulled the ball back for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score with a shot.
"The important thing was that we took our chances," Reus said. "We played very well with the ball and remained calmly in our positions and waited for our chances.
"The team performance was terrific from the first to the last minute and the victory is well deserved,” he added.
Defender Mats Hummels, who assisted in two of his sides' goals, felt that the good performance was down to sticking to their game plan.
"We executed our game plan brilliantly," Hummels said. "If we continue like this we can be very successful. A great start to the season: four matches and four wins, we can go very far indeed.
"To be honest it was sheer coincidence that I was involved in the goals because the others played well until the end,” said Hummels.
"Of course it's nice it turned out the way it did. So far everything is going very well and we want to build from this.
"We don't want to take anything for granted though as it is still early days," he added.