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Reaction to Frankfurt v Bayern

'Thomas was ruthless in front of goal'

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Bayern were determined to sign off for the international break with a win, and the Reds were as good as their word in Saturday’s 4-0 away success at Frankfurt, although the first hour of the match was tighter than Munich would have liked. “We had a few problems to start with,” noted Pep Guardiola, with three-goal Thomas Müller reflecting on “a different kind of game than we’ve been used to recently.” The key man in the ultimately clear-cut victory was of course Müller, as Sebastian Rode acknowledged: “Thomas was ruthless in front of goal today.”

Reaction to Frankfurt v Bayern

Pep Guardiola: “It’s always hard to play against Thomas Schaaf’s teams. They defended very aggressively and we had a few problems in the build-up. It was a totally different game in the last 20 minutes.”

Thomas Müller: “Our football’s not bad at the moment. Frankfurt were very aggressive and it was a different kind of game than we’ve been used to recently. Eintracht pressing us high up the field gave us a few problems in the build-up, but once we’d played it past their highest line of defence we had space in the final third, and we made use of that a couple of times.”

Sebastian Rode: “Eintracht resisted well and put us under a lot of pressure, so weren’t able to build from the back as well as normal. But they ran out of steam towards the end and it was more one-sided. Thomas was ruthless in front of goal today.”

Thomas Schaaf (Eintracht Frankfurt coach):“We were still in it until their second goal. We didn’t try to hide and we were courageous, but we lacked the ability to unsettle them. Four goals obviously hurts, but I’m pleased with the way my team played today.”

Marco Russ (Eintracht Frankfurt): “The whole world struggles to take anything off Bayern. We took a lot of risks right from the start because the plan was to get at them early. We even put Manuel Neuer under pressure and tried to put him off, but he’s a cool customer and never lost control.”

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt): “It’s always fantastic when you play Bayern. The fans were right behind us and we gave a good account of ourselves, so it’s a shame the margin of victory was so big by the end.”