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Reaction to Bayern v Hamburg

Guardiola: We’re back in the groove

FC Bayern’s Valentine’s Day could hardly have gone better as the rampant Reds demolished Hamburg 8-0. “You obviously enjoy it when you play like we did today,” commented captain Bastian Schweinsteiger after a gala display against outclassed HSV. Coach Pep Guardiola was just as pleased: “We’re back in the groove.”

Reaction to Bayern v Hamburg

Pep Guardiola: “We played well and our build-up play was better than it has been recently. I’m happy because we’re back in the groove. We’ll turn our focus to the Champions League now. Xabi Alonso had a minor problem with a sprain and we didn’t want to take any risks.”

Bastian Schweinsteiger: “You obviously enjoy it when you play like we did today. We worked hard, kept it simple and moved well. We talked a lot out there on the pitch and that also makes life easier. Our build-up play was much improved compared to recent weeks and our attacks were better.”

Robert Lewandowski: “8-0 and a great performance! It’s always good when you score lots of goals. It’ll obviously be a completely different game on Tuesday, but we’re up for it. I’m delighted we played so well.”

Joe Zinnbauer (HSV coach): “I’ll not forget this day for the rest of my life. There’s not a lot to discuss when you’ve lost 8-0. We have to apologise to our fans because 8-0 is unbelievable, although we did meet incredibly strong opponents today. The margin of victory is the right one. We have to pick ourselves up, put the game behind us as fast as we can and show a reaction against Gladbach.”

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