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Cup final reaction

‘We’re still making history’

After a 120-minute clash bristling with tension and near-misses, it was Bayern who hoisted the DFB Cup into the Berlin night sky. “Emotions ran high and it was a very tight match. We’re proud about winning the double,” said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the 2-0 extra-time victory over Dortmund. Berlin native Jérôme Boateng said: “We’ll party tonight like here’s no tomorrow. We’re totally overjoyed.“

Cup final reaction

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “We’re obviously delighted. Emotions ran high and it was a very tight match. We’re proud about winning the double. We’ll start a massive party now. The coach’s decisions were spot on today. I’ve always said he’s a fantastic coach and we’re really happy he’s at Bayern.“

Matthias Sammer: “It’s been an outstanding season. You could see we’re both flexible and stable. Arjen is a model professional, who went through the lows with us in 2012. We can’t praise him too highly.“

Pep Guardiola: “It was already a good season when we won the championship. That was always the most important title. We’re very happy we’ve made it today. Congratulations to my players!“

Philipp Lahm: “It’s fantastic we’ve won the double as a team today. What more can you ask for? Today, we’ve again shown with a different formation that we’re capable of very, very good football. All credit to the team!“

Arjen Robben: “We were determined to win, as everyone could see. Huge credit to the team! Everyone had written us off to a certain extent. But we’re here, we’ve won it, it’s another double and it’s been a superb season. We’ve won the cup, we’re the champions, we’ve set lots of records, and we made the Champions League semi-finals – that’s not bad at all!“

Franck Ribéry: “It’s a very, very important victory for everyone at Bayern, for the team and for the fans. We’ve done very well this season, and worked very hard. I was injured for ten days and couldn’t train much. But I’m there for the team.“

Toni Kroos: “I think it was a fully deserved win and we played very well. We can celebrate properly now. I think everyone saw we were the better team.“

Javi Martinez: “Two trophies in one season is outstanding. Three titles last year and two this – we’re still making history.“

Jérôme Boateng: “We’ll party tonight like here’s no tomorrow. That was our last match and we’ve won the double. We’re totally overjoyed. Credit to Dortmund for making our lives difficult. But at the end of the day I think we deserved it.“

Jürgen Klopp (BVB coach): “It’s a painful defeat because it’s a big competition. Both teams pushed each other to the limit today. We had a good goal disallowed and that was a shame. We were going well at that stage. But it’s been an exceptional season for us.“

Roman Weidenfeller (BVB captain): “Everyone’s very disappointed. We deserved more from the match, but it wasn’t to be. As usual, the little things were what decided a match like that.“