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Reaction to Schalke v Bayern

Hoeneß: ‘We’re up and running’

The Bayern party set off home for Munich in satisfied mood on Sunday evening after a 2-1 win away to Schalke which took the champions to within a point of top spot in the Bundesliga. “We’re heading in the right direction and we’re set for success,” said goalscorer Luca Toni. General manager Uli Hoeneß agreed: “We knew we’d be up and running if we won today – and that’s very much the case.“

Reaction to Schalke v Bayern:

Franz Beckenbauer: “Obviously it’s a deserved victory, although it was fortunate as well today. Both goals came from superb moves, it was wonderful to watch, but we didn’t invest enough after that. Schalke were the busier side in both halves, but they simply failed to score. If they’d made more of their corners and set-pieces, they might have taken more from the game.“

Uli Hoeneß: “We knew we’d be up and running if we won today – and that’s very much the case. It’s an important win for our belief and team spirit. It’s time to mobilise the whole of Bavaria, not just in politics, but in football too. I think we’re all on the right track.“

Jürgen Klinsmann: “Heading for home with all three points is very satisfying. Schalke put us under a lot of pressure in the first half. We had to correct a few things tactically at half-time, and we kept it a lot tighter after that, so we were a lot more comfortable down the flanks. Our aim is to go top as soon as possible. If we keep on collecting points like this, it’s just a matter f time."