Hansi Flick: An outstanding performance
On-form FC Bayern picked up where they left off, beating Eintracht Frankfurt 5-0 at the Allianz Arena. Robert Lewandowski stood out once again, bagging a hat-trick and setting a new record: no other player has scored ten goals in the first five matches of a Bundesliga campaign. "Stats aren't so important to me, I focus on the team and the game," the striker commented: "I hope we'll maintain this form for a very long time. We always want to show the best football," he added. fcbayern.com has compiled the statements.
Reaction to Bayern v Frankfurt
Hansi Flick: "We turned in an outstanding display defensively. We knew Frankfurt can be awkward opponents, they have many good patterns of play, but we allowed them only few chances today. We're very efficient at the moment, we resolutely take our chances. Champions League victories are even nicer if we win the following Bundesliga match. We must watch the number of minutes players are totting up and sub players off so that they don't have to turn in 90 minutes every game. Alphonso Davies suffered a ligament injury. One ligament is fully torn, another is partially torn. We reckon he'll be sidelined for six to eight weeks."
Robert Lewandowski: "I hope we'll maintain this form for a very long time. We always want to show the best football. We try to decide games early if we can, as was the case today. It was settled after the third goal, so we could shift down a gear. Stats aren't so important to me, I focus on the team and the game. We have to watch out at the moment, with a match every three days. We have an enormous number of matches until the end of the year."
Joshua Kimmich: "At the end of the day it was a clear-cut victory, but it wasn't our best performance. We weren't so focused for some periods in the first half, we could have decided it earlier."
Jérôme Boateng: "We were fully focused today and played very well. We were aggressive from the beginning and did not underestimate Frankfurt's quality. We were focused, worked together as a team, pressed well and forced ball wins. Robert Lewandowski is incredibly difficult to defend. He's incredibly dangerous because he has everything: a left foot, a right foot, aerial prowess. He moves very well and is extremely agile. That makes him the best striker in the world today."
Adi Hütter (Eintracht Frankfurt coach): "Congratulations to Bayern on a well-deserved victory. We played a good game in the first half, won many one-on-ones. What bothered me, however, was that we didn't make the most of the transition opportunities that Bayern offered us. After it got to 3-0, it was very difficult, so Bayern deserved to win."
Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt keeper): "Lewandowski didn't need many chances today and scored three goals. Nevertheless, I think we did quite well at least in the first half. If we do better in these moments, we will create some chances. Nonetheless, in the end, Bayern have the quality to score the goals. In short, it's not that easy against Bayern at the moment, they are in a very good place right now. We have tried to push through our game, to create chances. In the end we have to say that they played well and deserved to win. Lewandowski is definitely at the top of world football".
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