'We enjoyed it today'
FC Bayern reclaimed top spot in the Bundesliga table overnight after beating FSV Mainz 3-1 on Friday evening. The German record champions turned in a convincing display, especially in the first half. "The victory was absolutely deserved. Carlo Ancelotti and his team laid down a marker today," declared chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Arjen Robben revealed: "We've not played as well as we did in the first half for some weeks. It's great fun for the players."
Reaction to Mainz v Bayern
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "We were very dominant today, especially in the first half. The victory was absolutely deserved. Carlo Ancelotti and his team laid down a marker today. If we play well and use today's performance as a benchmark we have a good chance of winning the German championship title."
Arjen Robben: "We've not played as well as we did in the first half for some weeks. It's great fun for the players. Our movement was good and we came up with lots of surprises, these surprise moments we've lacked in the last few weeks. We played really, really well in the first half and should have scored more goals. In the second half we should have simply kept going, maintained the pace and moved the ball quickly. But we eased off, we lacked the pace and maybe also the movement. If we'd made it three, it would have been over."
Thomas Müller: "After the early shock we were fluid in attack and controlled the game well in the first half. The intensity was right, even if we lost possession a little too often in the second half, which caused a few problems. It was fun today!"
Yunus Malli (FSV Mainz): "We gave it everything from the start. At the end of the day everything has to go well if you're to take something from a day like this. Unfortunately that wasn't the case today."