Heynckes: You have to win matches like this one
FC Bayern beat Hamburg 1-0 on Saturday evening, handing treble-winning coach Jupp Heynckes his third win in three matches and moving equal on points with Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table. "You have to win matches like this one, and we did just that," commented Heynckes, who has not lost against Hamburg since 1991. Corentin Tolisso, who scored the match-winner, said: "The game was very complicated. We failed to play football as we usually do."
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Jupp Heynckes:"You have to win matches like this one, and we did just that. You could tell HSV were highly motivated, their commitment was outstanding. Buoyed by the home crowd their team gave it everything from the first to the last minute. We struggled from the start. We didn't keep up the pace, our positional play wasn't precise enough. It was better after the break, I was satisfied then. We created many chances. However, you have to make use of them. A second goal would have closed out the game. This way we were on tenterhooks until the final whistle."
Corentin Tolisso:"It was an important match. We knew the result of Dortmund's match, that was an incentive. The game was very complicated. We failed to play football as we usually do. We could have scored more goals towards the end."
Markus Gisdol (Hamburger SV coach):"It's always hard for me to be satisfied after a defeat. Looking at the match the team did everything they possibly could. They turned in a very good display until the red card, the conditions changed then. It was a key moment. We can build on this performance, and it would have been nice if we had rewarded ourselves with a point."
Gideon Jung (Hamburger SV):"Of course I hit my opponent very hard. I didn't intend to hurt him, I wanted to play the ball. I have to apologise to Kingsley Coman. It's a foul, it's a hard but justifiable decision. But if you ask me it wasn't necessarily a red card."