Reaction to the Supercup
Thu, 01/10/20, 00:32
Kimmich: We fought for the trophy
Give me five! FC Bayern are the 2020 Supercup winners. The Bavarians beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on Wednesday night, celebrating their fifth title this year. "The victory is all that counts today, it was our goal and we've achieved it," coach Hansi Flick said after the final whistle. Joshua Kimmich, who scored the match-winner, put it in a nutshell: "We fought for the trophy!" fcbayern.com has compiled the statements.
Reaction to FC Bayern v Borussia Dortmund
Hansi Flick: "The victory is all that counts today, it was our goal and we've achieved it, so I'd like to pay my team a compliment. They just have to contest a lot of matches, so it's important to win them. It shows the team's mentality but also their class. It wasn't so easy, especially in the second half. We were two up, and deservedly so. Then we made life difficult for ourselves in terms of coordination and positioning. We must improve that. Joshua Kimmich's mentality is very special, he has enormous qualities. So he's on a good path to becoming one of the players to shape this club. Hats off!"
Manuel Neuer: "We knew we'd be up against a strong team. They can always score, we saw that today. We conceded two today. But we ourselves to blame for that, we must admit that. We let Dortmund bounce back. It isn't normal to score three goals in every match. Fortunately, Joshua scored towards the end."
Joshua Kimmich: "At the end of the day we have the trophy, it feels good. We fought for it, even if it wasn't our best performance. You saw we have the mentality to win matches when we don't play outstandingly well. We didn't get off to a good start but went two goals up anyway. We should have been more clever then. We conceded both goals because we carelessly gave away possession during our build-up play."
What the opponents Borussia Dortmund said
Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund coach: "We could have won this game, that's for sure. We could have made it 3-2 and won. We did a lot of things right, pressed well and had chances to score."
Julian Brandt, Borussia Dortmund: “I think if you look at the whole game, it's a bit disappointing. In the second half in particular, we had two very good chances to take the lead and turn the game around. In the end, it’s one of Bayern's strengths. When they got a chance in the second half, they took it.”
Marwin Hitz, Borussia Dortmund: "It's extremely bitter, when you come back to equalise after a 2-0 deficit, have two chances to make it 3-2 and play well in the game. Then we conceded and you have to say we didn't threaten them after that."
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