"You saw we're hungry and greedy, that we wanted to win the match even though we've already won the title. We want fair competition, we want to keep up our rhythm, even if nothing's at stake any more. It's a special kind of mentality. A lot of work has gone into it. We don't only push ourselves on matchdays, it begins in training, in our preparations. We still have ambitious goals this season. We absolutely want to win the cup final and go on the attack in the Champions League and use our momentum. We didn't always dominate because of individual quality. It was often down to our mentality, fighting and will to win."
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg head coach):
"We gave it everything. Unfortunately we deserved to lose today. I thought we could have got more, so we're disappointed today. We went into the game with absolute determination to win here. Unfortunately, we weren't assured enough in the first 25 minutes and couldn't use the space that was available."
"Bayern have enormous quality, that's why they'll be German champions, just like they've been the last eight years. We had hoped that they would drop off a level today. We had our chances in the first half, but two or three times we didn't finish well enough. Bayern were ruthless - as they've been throughout the season. That's why we lost here."
"We could have sometimes defended better in the first half. We had big chances or opportunities to create good chances. Unfortunately, we weren't tidy enough in those moments. But of course it's quite impressive when that kind of unstoppably train-like force comes towards you when Bayern combine around the box. This hunger for goals, in spite of the championship title under their belts, is impressive."
On-song Reds ease past Freiburg: the match report.