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Reaction to Gladbach v Bayern

Boss: I’m delighted with our performance

Bayern made an ideal start to the second half of the season in Friday’s 2–0 Bundesliga victory away to third-placed Borussia Mönchengladbach. “It was a totally deserved win,” club president Uli Hoeneß said with some satisfaction after the final whistle. Boss Pep Guardiola was just as pleased: “We played very well against an unbelievable opposing team. I’m delighted with our performance.“

Reaction to Gladbach v Bayern:

Uli Hoeneß: “I saw a good game from our team. Gladbach were okay but I think it was a totally deserved win. If we keep playing like that we’ll finish as champions. We were focused, hard-working, we closed down the space and tackled aggressively. Apart from some missed chances there’s nothing to criticise.”

Pep Guardiola: “We learned our lessons from the defeat in Salzburg. That’s why we played very well against an unbelievable opposing team. Winning here isn’t easy. We controlled the match. I’m delighted with our performance. We have a huge opportunity to extend our lead by taking three more points on Wednesday.“

Mario Götze: “We worked very, very hard today, we played well and we deserved to win 2–0. We’re a great team and we’re getting better and better at doing what the coach wants every time. Each individual feels good. We’re just looking forward to all the games we have coming up.“

Thomas Müller: “It was a perfect start. Our intensity was completely different compared to the Salzburg game. We had Gladbach well under control at the start, but you’ll never completely contain such a good counter-attacking team for the full 90 minutes. Overall it was a good game from us.“

Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach coach): “Bayern were outstanding especially in midfield with Thiago, Götze and Lahm. We improved after 25 minutes and had a couple of good openings. I don’t know what would have happened if we’d scored. But make no mistake, Bayern were strong. We gave away the ball too often and that makes it difficult.“

Marc-André ter Stegen (Borussia Mönchengladbach keeper): “Bayern played the better football today. We didn’t make our tackles, and we were maybe out of luck in a couple of situations. On top of that Manuel Neuer was there when he was needed. Playing Bayern isn’t like anything else. They were simply the better team.“

Max Kruse (Borussia Mönchengladbach striker): “Bayern were clearly superior for 90 minutes. It was obvious from the start they intended to carry on where they left off last year. We conceded the penalty and that settled it.“