Reaction to FCB v Hoffenheim
Sun, 21/01/18, 18:30
Heynckes: Taken altogether I'm satisfied
FC Bayern took the next step towards a sixth German championship title in a row on Saturday, beating TSG Hoffenheim 5-2. The German record champions fought back after going two down, beating "strong opponents" (Jupp Heynckes) 5-2. "It underlines our high quality that we turned around the match so quickly," said scorer Sandro Wagner, who returned to FCB from Hoffenheim this winter.
Reaction to Bayern v Hoffenheim
Jupp Heynckes: "We didn't find our way into the game as usual, our opponents did a very good job. We went down very early against well-organised and well-structured opponents who usually make the most of the space they get. We won too few loose balls so Hoffenheim made use of their potential up front. It was positive that the scores were level at half-time. Taken altogether I'm satisfied. We faced strong opponents today, you have to be satisfied then."
Jérôme Boateng: "We were asleep for the first 20 minutes and didn't win the loose balls, we lacked a number of things. We replied superbly and were more aggressive then. At the end of the day it was a deserved win."
Sandro Wagner: "My first goal for Bayern means a lot to me of course. Munich is my home. It's nice that I've scored a goal now. Hoffenheim are a good team with good players and a good coach. Their attitude was superb, they caught us off guard. It underlines the great quality at Hoffenheim. But it also underlines our high quality that we turned around the match so quickly."
Julian Nagelsmann (1899 Hoffenheim coach): "We turned in quite a decent display in the first half but Bayern's pressure was too high to maintain our two-goal lead. There were too few situations where we prevailed. At the end of the day it was a deserved victory, even if the scoreline was a goal too high."