Created on 04-07-2020 at 23:30 PM
FC Bayern beat Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Saturday, sealing the domestic double after celebrating the championship title in June. "If you win the double and are still in the third competition it's à la bonne heure," said FCB chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the final whistle. fcbayern.com has compiled the statements after the cup triumph.
Reaction to the cup triumph
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "It's our 50th national title, I think that's the main thing today. When we were three up we were too greedy in midfield and made it too easy for our opponents. We could have run into trouble then. But if you win the double and are still in the third competition it's à la bonne heure. We can only pay the team a huge compliment. Hansi Flick got the team into top shape, so we turned in a display you'd expect from FC Bayern."
Hansi Flick: "We've very proud we've made it! The way the team played in the last few weeks was sensational, the attitude is just fantastic. It's nice to see the players believe in their own strength. We're just very happy. What this team is achieving is extraordinary. In the second half there were a few things we want to improve. But today the only thing that counts is the joy at the double. The players can wind down for a few days now, and then we'll prepare for the Champions League."
Manuel Neuer: "We're just glad about and proud of the team display! Due to the coronavirus situation the cup triumph is definitely very special, we've never seen anything like this. But FC Bayern were motivated and hungry in the last few weeks, all players gave it everything. What we showed was very special."
Thomas Müller: "It's really a bit of a sad moment, the league is our bread and butter, of course we wanted to get that over the line, but when the fans are missing in such a thing as a cup final - I paused for thought at the end at the awards ceremony. It just doesn't feel the same."
Robert Lewandowski: "We showed that we're the better team and we wanted to win the cup. I'm glad that we played well together as a whole team. In the first half we played really well, from the guys at the back to the lads up top. When I scored my first goal, my first thought was: 'Why not just have a go!' For the second goal Ivan Perišić laid the ball off really well for me and I saw that the goalkeeper dived a bit early."
Serge Gnabry: "We're really happy that we've won the Double. In the first half we had the game completely under control, we could have scored even more than we did. After the break we didn't play as we had before. Leverkusen had a few counterattacks, we should have been able to control the game better. But in the end, we won the cup, that's the most important thing. Of course we would love to celebrate with the fans. I think it was a small symbol that we are thinking of them and we're very grateful for the support they've always shown us.
David Alaba: "We're super happy we've won the cup. We'd have liked to do it in front of our fans, which is why we went to the empty stands to say thank you to the fans. I actually wanted to try something different before I took the free-kick but changed my mind, fortunately it worked."
What the opponents said
Peter Bosz (Bayer Leverkusen head coach): "Bayern were the better team over the 90 minutes. In the first half our final balls were not good, and we did that better in the second half. We had chances to make the game interesting, but unfortunately we didn't succeed."
Lars Bender (Bayer Leverkusen): "You have to congratulate Bayern. They are in incredibly good shape. We were not in the game at the beginning. Maybe we lacked a bit of courage, confidence and experience in a game like that. Then we were behind, which is of course extremely difficult against Bayern. In the second half we had the opportunity to create some tension in the game. But unfortunately we passed up on the moments we had."
Here we have collected for you the best moments from the convincing cup win against Leverkusen: