Reaction to FCB v Hoffenheim
Sat, 05/10/19, 18:30
Neuer: We get nothing for free
Bayern failed to use their momentum from the Champions League in the Bundesliga, falling 2-1 to TSG Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena. "We failed to repeat the strong performance from Tuesday," coach Niko Kovač analysed after the final whistle. "We conceded the two goals too easily," said captain Manuel Neuer.
Reaction to Bayern v Hoffenheim
Niko Kovač: "We failed to repeat the strong performance from Tuesday. The first half was decent, we had good chances and should have made more out of them, we should have been more determined. We didn't play well in the second half, we made too many mistakes and never put our opponents under pressure. At the end of the day Hoffenheim's victory wasn't undeserved."
Manuel Neuer: "We were motivated, we saw that before the match and at half-time. But we conceded the two goals too easily, that was our problem. It's all up to us, but it was a warning for us, we get nothing for free, not even at home to a team on only five points like Hoffenheim."
Alfred Schreuder (TSG Hoffenheim coach): "I'm very, very proud of my team and the performance of course. We made history today, Hoffenheim have never won in Munich before. We can talk a lot about tactics today, but the lads played with lots of passion, they were bold, and at the end of the day we scored two goals, whereas Bayern scored one. Bayern are absolutely top opponents of course, but we must try to win every match, always. We've said it all week and lived up to it today. All credit to my team, hats off."
Oliver Baumann (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim keeper): "We allowed them only few chances. Bayern dominated possession and attacked down the wings of course, but we thwarted an incredible number of moves, it felt like we won extremely many tackles. And there were periods when we played very well and attacked boldly. We were rewarded for our courage today."