Reaction to Bayern vs. Augsburg
Sat, 22/05/21, 19:27
Hansi Flick: It was an honour
It was the crowning conclusion to the Bundesliga campaign. Champions FC Bayern beat FC Augsburg 5-2 at the Allianz Arena on Matchday 34. Robert Lewandowski scored his 41st goal this campaign in the last minute and is now the standalone record holder for the most goals in a Bundesliga campaign. “It’s an incredible feeling, I’m overjoyed,” the striker said after the final whistle. It was the last match for some players and Hansi Flick. “I’m very proud, it was a joy to be together with this team,” the coach commented. fcbayern.com has compiled the post-match reaction.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Hansi Flick: “I’ll miss the team. It’s the benchmark for the future. What the team displayed in each training session and in the matches, how they fought, represents their achievements. I’m looking at the big picture. The atmosphere is good. I’m very proud, it was a joy to be alongside this team. I’d like to thank everyone. We turned in an outstanding first-half performance. We conceded two goals in the second half. I’m glad for Lewy. The goal took him a long time. At some point I told Tapa [Toni Tapalovic] I didn’t think he’d still get one. But he’s a goal-getter. That’s what marks him out. It’s also an achievement by the team. We win together. That’s what’s marked us out: we work as a team. That’s the main thing. With the quality we have, everyone up front benefits.”
Robert Lewandowski: “It’s an incredible feeling, I’m overjoyed. I played 90 minutes and it just didn’t work, and then I scored with the last kick of the game. It was like science fiction. We must always be patient, I knew my chance would come, I had to be ready throughout. I’d like to thank they team, they always looked for me today so that I could score. You sometimes have to fight for legendary records, it’s not so easy. The whole team have played their part in the record. It’s very special, a historic moment in my career.”
Joshua Kimmich: "In the past, as a neutral, I also thought that if you play for Bayern, it would get boring at some point. But it hasn't. Since I've been here, it's always been hard work to win the league. It's hard work, every day. So we can be happy on a day like today. It's something special every time. I don't think this record [Lewandowski's goal record] will ever be broken. The number is phenomenal. It's also, to some extent, a credit to the team."
Reaction from the Augsburg camp
Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg head coach): "What characterises Bayern could be seen today in the first 45 minutes - tremendous enthusiasm for the game, individual quality. We saw a very good Bayern team. In the second 45 minutes we had a good reaction, changes a few things and were more compact. We scored two goals, missed a penalty - in attack we had our chances. We don't begrudge Robert Lewandowski. Congratulations to him on this record!"
Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg): "Bayern are the best team in the world. If you then don't play well defensively in the first half, you don't stand a chance. The coach told us at half-time that we can't perform like that. That had an effect."
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