Gnabry: We didn't close it out
FC Bayern scored three goals and took three points on Saturday, their victory taking them to the top of the table for the first time this season. However, the narrow 3-2 win over promoted side SC Paderborn was hard-fought. "We lacked determination in front of goal," said Serge Gnabry, who had put the German record champions in front in the first half. "Taken altogether we lacked the dominance we wanted to have," analysed Joshua Kimmich.
Reaction to Paderborn v Bayern
Niko Kovač: "We had enough chances to put the game to bed in the first half. We failed to do that, so the game just went as it did. It's always tight then, such a match can always go awry."
Joshua Kimmich: "We didn't do a good job. It was an open contest in the first half, we had the better chances. We should have led by two or three goals at half-time. We doubled the lead relatively early in the second half, it should have been over then. But we let our opponents back into the match and made life difficult for ourselves. Taken altogether we lacked the dominance we wanted to have."
Serge Gnabry: "We didn't close it out. We had many chances after the opener, we should have doubled the lead earlier. In the second half we had so many chances to settle the matter earlier. We lacked determination in front of goal. The match against Tottenham will be completely different. We have to improve of course, but I think we can turn in a good performance and stand our ground there."
Steffen Baumgart (SC Paderborn coach): "We put into practice a lot of what we wanted. The way the lads did it was good but it just wasn't enough. At the end of the day we must admit it's one or two details that spoil it for us again and again. But it's about the way we play football. My team turned in a terrific display, regardless of the result. After all, we didn't take on any old team. We ultimately conceded too many goals but the performance was good, so we'll continue like that."