Flick: It isn't easy on the eye but we're getting the results
The match away to Stuttgart was hard, as expected, but Bayern sealed a deserved 3-1 win. "The game was hard-fought, Stuttgart did a very good job," Hansi Flick said, praising the promoted side: "It was important to get a grip after conceding the goal and to take all three points," the FCB coach commented. fcbayern.com has compiled the statements.
Reaction to Stuttgart v Bayern
Hansi Flick:"We all know our football isn't easy on the eye at the moment but we're getting the results. It was important to get a grip after conceding the goal and to take three points. That's what counts, but we all know we can play better. It was a hard-fought match, Stuttgart did a very good job. Their football is very attractive, very good for a newly-promoted team. They made life difficult for us today. It was important to take the three points and not squander anything. That's what we did today, and in that sense I accept it."
Thomas Müller:"If you look at the table many teams would like to have our problems. It isn't great but we have to accept it. If we're on a run of conceding a goal a match, we know we just have to score at least two. That happens very often, which is why we deserve to be where we are. But of course we're annoyed by it, we'd like to go on a run like we did in the summer, when we hardly conceded any goals. But it is what it is, and we're coming up with many reasons why this is happening. But that doesn't matter, we must give it our all and make sure we win our matches."
Leon Goretzka: "Fighting back after conceding a goal is exhausting, both mentally and physically. This makes it all the more important to win. But we are currently making too many mistakes and are aloowing our opponents chances. It's not as if they are playing us off the park. But we have the quality to score goals ourselves. But we make too many mistakes with the ball and allow too many chances. We definitely have to work on that."
Pellegrino Matarazzo (VfB Stuttgart head coach): "We had chances to double our lead. Then we would have had a better chance of getting the game over the line. But that's Bayern's great skill, they're just very effective. But we turned in a good performance and were able to compete."
Philipp Förster (VfB Stuttgart): "We can be satisfied with how we performed today. We made it very difficult for Bayern. I should have scored at least one goal. But we're in a very good vein of form and if we continue like this, the results will come."
Resolute Reds come from behind to beat Stuttgart: the match report.