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Reaction to Gladbach v Bayern

Van Gaal: It’s in our own hands

Bayern dropped points in Saturday but are still top of the Bundesliga. Following the 1-1 draw in Mönchengladbach, the Munich camp was satisfied with the result, but not with the performance on the day. “We weren’t good today,” acknowledged Louis van Gaal “We weren’t smart, we gave away possession far too often,” lamented captain for the day Philipp Lahm.

However, FCB continue to lead the standings thanks to a significantly better goal difference compared to Schalke. “Sometimes you have to be satisfied with a point, especially when it means staying top,” said Lahm. “We’re still the leaders and there are only two games to go,” summarised Arjen Robben, “it’s very easy: two wins and we’re champions.” And, as Christian Nerlinger emphasised: “It’s still in our own hands.”

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Christian Nerlinger: “We’re the leaders and we have Bochum and Hertha to play. It’s still in our own hands, so I’m very happy with the result. We had a few chances, but Mönchengladbach took the lead, rather against the run of play, so it wasn’t easy coming back from that.”

Louis van Gaal: “We weren’t good today. I knew, because Hermann Gerland told me, it would be a very difficult away game for us today. We had to push on in the second half, and fortunately we scored the goal we needed. Not a lot’s changed, except that we’ve come through another very difficult fixture on the programme. It’s in our own hands.”