‘It'll be a great final in Berlin’
The semi-final was hard-fought, but in the end Bayern prevailed. "It's going to be a great final in Berlin," a delighted Pep Guardiola commented after the 2-0 victory over Werder Bremen. Double scorer Thomas Müller spoke of a tough match, but "the only thing that counts for sports people is that we're in the final!"
Reaction to Bayern v Bremen
Pep Guardiola: "I'm pleased of course. It's going to be a great final in Berlin. Bremen beat Gladbach and Leverkusen in the cup. We knew we'd be up against courageous opponents. We wanted to play more aggressively with our five forwards, but we had enough chances to score more goals. The penalty shouldn't have been given."
Philipp Lahm: "It's the semi-finals. If you think it's going to be a walkover you're mistaken."
Thomas Müller: "We're happy, but we've turned in better displays than today. It was hard work. We offered Werder too much after bad passes. We made it difficult for ourselves. It was tough today. There were no frenetic cheers, but the only thing that counts for sports people is that we're in the final. What we're turning in every three days is incredible."
Franck Ribéry: "It's the cup, and it's a semi-final. Everything's different then. Werder are struggling in the league, but it was a cup tie today. We're in the final, that's superb. It's the only thing that counts. We have to be focused in every single match."
Viktor Skripnik (Bremen coach): "Bayern won deservedly: congratulations! We tried to achieve the impossible. We had a few good moves. I don't blame the referee. But it's a pity for my lads who turned in a very good display. We can be proud of ourselves."
Claudio Pizarro (Bremen forward): "We gave everything to make it to the final. Bayern were better and won deservedly. Unfortunately it didn't work. But it was nice to be here again."