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Van Gaal: That was very hard work

Bayern beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 to make it three wins on the spin, but Louis van Gaal felt “the luckier team” won on the night. “Gladbach were the better team in the first half and made a lot of chances, but it was a great display from Jörg Butt,” the coach said. “We sorted things out in the second half,” the keeper himself commented, “we’ve played very well as a team in recent matches.”

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Louis van Gaal: “I’m very pleased, but that was extremely hard work. The luckier of the teams won tonight. Gladbach were the better team in the first half and made a lot of chances, but it was a great display from Jörg Butt. We had a lot of trouble containing their two central midfielders. We solved the problem with a tactical change in the second half, and we were a lot better after that.”

Jörg Butt: “We’re heading in the right direction. We’ve played very well as a team in recent matches. We had a few problems with our organisation in the first half tonight, but we sorted things out in the second half. Gladbach are a good team, so it was always going to be a challenge. We have three games to go before the winter break, we have to win them all, and we want to win them all. I think the crowd has picked up that there’s a team out there on the field determined to win together. That’s the decisive factor. The new ball travels in a relatively straight line, but maybe a little quicker. Overall, I think it’s a very good ball. We’ve won, so I’m bound to say it was good. We talked about Arango this morning. Martin Demichelis knows him from South America and warned me he has a great shot on him. He had two or three really good efforts, but thankfully none of them went in.”