VfL Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking declared himself a 'very happy' man after steering his side to a 1-0 victory over a committed Darmstadt on Saturday afternoon.
Second-half substitute Daniel Caligiuri bagged the game's solitary goal and the Green-Whites were able to hold on in the remaining minutes to claim all three points.
The result marked a third victory in the space of seven days and a massive boost for the Wolves ahead of their much-anticipated clash with runaway league leaders Bayern München in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday night.
"We knew this would be a tough task, so I am very happy about the win," Hecking told the club's official website.
"It was clear that we would need to be very patient if we wanted to be successful. On the whole, I am very happy that we allowed very few counter attacks through.
"In the first half, I would have liked to have seen more tempo in our game – we introduced that element in the second half, though.
"For the goal, we had that necessary bit of luck on our side. After the 1-0, it would have been nice to add a second goal, because it was clear that Darmstadt would do everything in their power right to the end.
"It's been a good week for us, with three wins and positive prerequisites for the cup game against Bayern."