Reaction to Wolfsburg v FCB
Sat, 17/02/18, 19:36
Müller: The team are just amazing
Bayern struggled against disciplined Wolfsburg and their dogged defending on Saturday, but the Munich men took three points thanks to enormous willpower and commitment which resulted in goals by Sandro Wagner and Robert Lewandowski. "This will to win matches even though it probably won't get really exciting at the top of the table any more: it's just fun. The team are just amazing," said an enthralled Thomas Müller.
Reaction to Wolfsburg v Bayern
Jupp Heynckes: "After the early opener VfL set up their game with a compact defence. We struggled in the first half because we failed to set up sustained passing combinations in our build-up play. We dominated possession but failed to play vertically. I knew we wouldn't score this way. We played more fluently and with more pace in the second half. We changed our play when Thomas Müller came on because he's very agile, exploits the space and also opens up space for his team-mates. Then we scored the equaliser, which was crucial. You can call us lucky for turning the tide in the closing stages. It's very bitter for VfL because they fought outstandingly."
Thomas Müller: "We didn't really find our rhythm and weren't so aggressive when in possession. We didn't play badly but we weren't determined or direct enough. That's why we were one down at half-time. We displayed a completely different attitude from the beginning of the second half and had more chances. This will to win matches even though it probably won't get really exciting at the top of the table any more: it's just fun. The team are just amazing."
Martin Schmidt (VfL Wolfsburg coach): "We had ambitious plans and defended well for long spells. We allowed hardly anything especially in the first half, which is certainly a good thing. We lost the game up front because we didn't achieve a lot there today. We gifted possession away far too quickly. At some point the pressure was too great and we were tired. That's why the match ultimately fell apart for us, it just wasn't enough to win."