Nagelsmann: In the second half we played power football
They showed morale, fought back and rewarded themselves! Bayern won 2-1 against Mainz 05 on Saturday despite initially being a goal down. "We made it difficult for ourselves in the first half. You always have these types of games," said Thomas Müller after the final whistle,. After the half, however, Julian Nagelsman saw a clear improvement in performance: "We were really sharp and played power football," the 34-year-old explained. Bayern have now almost certainly secured top spot going into the winter break: "We're six points ahead now. That's really good if we can back up this win with a good performance on Tuesday in Stuttgart."
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Reaction from the Mainz camp:Martin Schmidt (1. FSV Mainz 05 sporting director): "In the second half, we lacked big chances in the final third. At the back, unfortunately, we didn't defend consistently and allowed two or three chances. Unfortunately, that is often enough for Bayern." Bo Svensson (1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach): "We were very, very good in the first half, it went exactly according to plan. Sure, Bayern had chances too, but we deserved to lead at the break. What annoys me is that we didn't execute a few counters properly, if we had we would have had more chances to score. In the second half, we conceded a goal that we can't if we want to pick up points here. It was too cheap. But I'm proud of the boys, of what they delivered here." Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05): "We didn't manage to keep up our pressure and the tempo. We played well, but Bayern took advantage of our mistakes."
The match report: