Rummenigge: An important marker
FC Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in the last match of the year, advancing to second place in the table at the midpoint of the season. "That's what marks FC Bayern out," Niko Kovac said in praise of his team after the match. Thomas Müller looked ahead to 2019: "It's not easy to win 3-0 in this atmosphere in Frankfurt, it boosts our confidence for the second half of the season."
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Niko Kovac: "Apart from the first 20 minutes we turned in a really good display. We didn't disrupt their counters and made a few mistakes at first, but then we put into practice what we had planned. Our passing play was quick, with few touches of the ball so that our opponents couldn't press us. Our last few matches were very good, that's what marks FC Bayern out."
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge:"We laid down an important marker today. Dortmund won yesterday, we had to win to follow suit. The team did a very good job."
Thomas Müller:"We had slight problems in the first quarter-hour, then we created good chances. Frankfurt had one or two shots. We were out of luck when I hit the crossbar, unfortunately I couldn't connect any better. We put up a fight and had good moves. It's not easy to win 3-0 in this atmosphere in Frankfurt, it boosts our confidence for the second half of the season."
Adi Hütter (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): "We were the better team in the first half-hour if you ask me. We had chances to take the lead. Bayern's class shone through when they scored the opener. We didn't have such a good phase then but we tried to level the scores. Taken altogether they were the better team and won. I can't blame my team for the performance. They were bold and attack-minded, and I think the scoreline is a little too high."
Danny da Costa (Eintracht Frankfurt):"We got off to a very good start, we were aggressive and bold. We had a few chances we should have taken. You know it's always difficult to bounce back against Bayern when they're in front. We had ambitious plans for the second half but failed to create good chances. More would have been possible today. We failed to keep the points here."