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Reaction to Bayern v Stuttgart

Heynckes: We were very professional

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Despite the handicap of 120 minutes plus penalties in Madrid just three days ago, and Saturday’s temperature of 32 degrees Celsius, FCB still beat VfB Stuttgart in their penultimate league fixture. “It wasn’t easy for my players, but they were very professional,” said Jupp Heynckes. “We took it seriously,” added Christian Nerlinger. Mario Gomez felt “we were the better and more lively team, and deserved to win.”

Reaction to Bayern v Stuttgart:

Christian Nerlinger: “Yet again, we were totally focused, and the players who haven’t played much recently have again come in and shown they’re up to it, because we’ve comfortably beaten VfB. We took our job seriously, and the same can be expected of us again next week.“

Jupp Heynckes: “It wasn’t exactly easy for my players to switch their attention back to the Bundesliga, although I have to say they were very professional and their attitude was very good, especially those who don’t have the rhythm of playing regularly. Both teams had chances in the first half. In his farewell match, Jörg Butt prevented us going behind with some great saves. If Ivica Olic had taken the chances that came his way in the second half, we’d have seen it through to the end with much less hassle.“