Reaction to Stuttgart v FCB
Sat, 01/09/18, 21:15
Kovac: That looked really good
Bayern proved their quality on Saturday evening, camping out in their opponents' half in the 3-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart. "That looked really good, I'd like to congratulate my team on it," a fully satisfied Niko Kovac said after the final whistle. "We always approach matches really seriously," analysed Thomas Müller after the strong performance that put Bayern top of the embryonic league table.
Reaction to Stuttgart v Bayern
Niko Kovac: "I'm fully satisfied. All four of our competitive fixtures so far have been good. The team turned in a really good display today, around 12 corners to Stuttgart's zero in an away match, lots of possession, they created promising chances. That looked really good, and I'd like to congratulate my team on it."
Thomas Müller: "We always approach matches really seriously. If you look at how Arjen, how Franck, how Lewy, how our attacking unit works when not in possession you have to say: Hats off. On the one hand it's a matter of the right mentality, on the other hand we prepare well. Niko Kovac is very consequent in his demands, be it about the centre-backs moving forward or the full-backs moving towards the centre. It comes down to small details, and everyone has to perform in light of the competition in our squad. That's why we turn in so committed performances."
Tayfun Korkut (VfB Stuttgart coach): "We were compact in the first half but we weren't aggressive enough. Our counters weren't good. It's hard if you're one down against a top team. We wanted to be more aggressive when not in possession. We have to forget the match, now we have time to prepare for the next one."
Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart): "It's an incredibly hard match after the start we had. Mentally we suffered a setback, whereas Bayern came here with lots of confidence. They have a new coach, everyone wants to assert themselves. They played with lots of verve. We lost faith in a victory or a draw after the opener, Bayern were just too strong."