'We put in lots of effort'
The title champagne remained on ice after Borussia Mönchengladbach held FC Bayern to a 1-1 draw on Saturday. “We were one up. It hurts twice as much if you then concede a goal,” said Thomas Müller, who put Bayern in the lead early on. “Of course we wanted to win and celebrate the championship title in front of our own fans. Unfortunately we didn't succeed,” said Jérôme Boateng, who made his comeback after 99 days on the sidelines.
Reaction to Bayern v Gladbach
Pep Guardiola: “Borussia Mönchengladbach are a very good team, they play very good football, all credit to them. Of course we wanted to win today. We started very well and were in control. We still need one point for the title. Now we have to focus on Atlético. Tuesday's match is going to be different. We have to play better then.”
Thomas Müller: “We were one up. It hurts twice as much if you then concede a goal. We failed to score another one in the last quarter-hour. We put in lots of effort. It was an intense match from both teams. We have to give it everything on Tuesday.”
Jérôme Boateng: “It's disappointing. We started well against strong opponents. Of course we wanted to win and celebrate the championship title in front of our own fans. Unfortunately we didn't succeed. Now we have to turn our focus to Tuesday and give it 100 percent. It was good and very important for me to play a few minutes. Match practice is crucial, it's different from training.”
André Schubert (Gladbach coach): “We wanted to play our part in the game, attack our opponents early on and disrupt their play. We managed to keep it relatively even over 90 minutes, so we deservedly took a point. I wish Bayern all the best for next week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.”