Heynckes: A compliment to my team
An up-tempo contest packed with tackles and chances, with four goals scored: Saturday's top clash between Bayern and Dortmund was well worth watching. "A compliment to my team! Taken altogether it was a superb performance," commented Jupp Heynckes after Bayern's 3-1 victory, which means Bayern top the table during the international break. "Four weeks ago you couldn't have foreseen we'd be six points clear of Dortmund and four clear of Leipzig now," said the FCB head coach.
Reaction to Dortmund v Bayern
Jupp Heynckes: "We turned in an outstanding display against a very good team today, especially in the first half. You have to admit Dortmund had very good chances, but Sven Ulreich kept us in the game. The team were 100 percent motivated, we absolutely wanted to win. A compliment to my team! Taken altogether it was a superb performance! Four weeks ago you couldn't have foreseen we'd be six points clear of Dortmund and four clear of Leipzig now. We've worked hard for it. We'll play better and I hope successful football when our injured players return."
Mats Hummels: "It was a match with many chances on both sides. Dortmund could have scored more goals, but at the end of the day we used two more chances. Efficiency was decisive today. It wouldn't be a problem in our eyes if the race for the championship title were boring, but I don't believe it will be. The tide might turn over the course of two or three matches, so we have to keep performing. But of course we're very delighted with how our matches under Jupp Heynckes have gone so far."
Robert Lewandowski: "It was a match with a clear focus on attack. Both teams had lots of chances. We scored three goals. It was a crucial victory that shows we're in good form."
Peter Bosz (Borussia Dortmund coach): "Bayern were the clearly superior team today, especially in the first half. We only reacted, we were always too late. We'd planned to be very compact but it didn't work out. We showed we're able to do it in the second half."
Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund): "In the first half we weren't as dangerous as in the second one. We still had two or three gilt-edged chances, we should have levelled the scores then. We conceded the opener when we were a man down, which was unnecessary. We tried everything in the second half, we had chances to pull one back, it would have made the match thrilling again. There are phases when you have to close ranks as a team."