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Reaction to FC Augsburg v Bayern

'You can’t always win’

All good things come to an end. The first defeat of the season, the first defeat after 53 consecutive Bundesliga games unbeaten. “A defeat was on the cards sooner or later. We accept that and we need to prepare as soon as possible for the game against Manchester United,” stated an uncomplaining Pep Guardiola after the 1-0 loss against FC Augsburg. Manuel Neuer said: “It’s all about Wednesday and the match against Manchester United. Nothing else matters.”

Reaction to FC Augsburg v Bayern:

Pep Guardiola: “No complaints. We lost because the opponents were a little bit better than us. We saw how good Augsburg are in the DFB Cup. We fought hard and tried different approaches. That’s football, that’s sport. You can’t always win. A defeat was on the cards sooner or later. We accept that and we need to prepare as soon as possible for the game against Manchester United. We didn’t lose because of the younger players. Hojbjerg and Weiser were the best players on the pitch. They’ve trained with us a lot, they know how we play and also know what I want. Hats off to the three of them. We’re in a final on Wednesday. It’s a matter of life and death.”

Thomas Müller: “It does hurt a bit. We wanted to keep our run going. But we just didn’t perform on the pitch as we know we can. It was clear before the game that it wouldn’t be easy at Augsburg but we didn’t plan to come away with a defeat.”

Toni Kroos: “We dominated the game but we didn’t make the most of it. We weren’t calm enough to create clear-cut opportunities. That was the problem today. But it’s not a disaster. We want to win every game and you could see that today in the way we pressed forward in search of a goal in the second half. It just didn’t work out.”

Manuel Neuer: “We took Augsburg seriously. But the main thing for us was that nobody got injured today. That’s the crucial point. It’s all about Wednesday and the match against Manchester United. Nothing else matters.”

Markus Weinzierl (FCA coach): “We fought brilliantly and tried to work as a team to neutralise Bayern’s strengths. Taking the lead was great for us. We were able to be more compact after that and rely on our ability to switch play. Bayern stepped it up in the second half. We had the little bit of luck you need. Everything went right for us. At the end of the day we’re very, very happy.”