Thomas Müller: We lacked that little bit of luck
In the end, FC Bayern had to settle for a point. In a gripping and fast-paced match at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, FCB had more chances but could not convert them into three points. "Luck wasn't on our side, we had some close offside calls too. For the neutral, it was a great game," said captain Manuel Neuer after the final whistle. fcbayern.com has reaction from the game here.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Julian Nagelsmann: "I'm happy about playing in an attractive football match. It was a very good game for the fans. I'm also happy with my team's play for long stretches of the game. We had a very good first 20 minutes, we won the ball a lot, had good attacks and several great chances. Then we lost our patience from time to time, we were too aggressive. Then we conceded from our own possession recovery. In the end, it was an open game. Before Hoffenheim had their three big chances, we should have killed off the game. If I compare it to games from two or three weeks ago, it's a good step in the right direction for us, even if it's only one point, bizarrely."
Manuel Neuer: "We had a few chances. Of course it's a bit disappointing that we didn't go home with all three points. But a game can see you ruing your missed chances in the end if the other team comes away with the win. Luck was not on our side, and we had some close offside calls. For the neutral it was a great game. We didn't want to lose, we fell behind, that was tough. We played better in the second half than in the first. If we play two halves like that, we will win."
Thomas Müller:"Our style of play was good, the intensity was good. The way we created the chances was also good. All in all, we have to go home with a draw. That's why the overwhelming feeling is one of frustration. At the same time, I'm happy that we were able to show the energy we had in the Salzburg game today. Unfortunately, we lacked that little bit of luck. Especially in the second half we dominated, but unfortunately we couldn't bring home the result we wanted and perhaps even deserved. If we play the games to come like we did today, there's a good chance we'll win them."
Reaction from the Hoffenheim camp:
Sebastian Hoeneß (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim head coach): "After Kramarić's first big chance, we didn't hold on to enough possession. That's when Bayern closed us down a bit. Then it became the game we had imagined it would be. We wanted to make Bayern move in order to create overlapping situations. In the second half, we were lucky at the beginning that Bayern didn't score, they had good chances. But we also remained dangerous and had opportunities. We're proud, we wore our hearts on our sleeves, we created a spectacle and we got a point."
David Raum (1899 Hoffenheim): "For the neutral it was a very good game. Chances for both sides. A great example of Bundesliga football. Both teams gave a great account of themselves here. We're proud of the team. We got into the game well, created chances. Bayern also had opportunities. It was a back and forth game. In the end, we're happy to have taken a point."
The match report: