Joshua Kimmich: A bit of a tough one today
"I’m annoyed because we played so well," said a conflicted Julian Nagelsmann after a thrilling league match in the Allianz Arena. After 90 minutes of breathless football between FC Bayern and Borussia Mönchengladbach, the result was "only" a 1-1 draw despite Bayern dominating. Nonetheless, FCB’s head coach and squad were positive after the game: “We were absolutely in control and more confident defensively than in other games this season," said Joshua Kimmich. fcbayern.com has reaction from both camps.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Julian Nagelsmann: "I was annoyed because we played very well. I can't blame the team, it's just that we didn't take our chances well. We played very well, had good control. We should have been 2-0 or 3-0 up by the 40th minute and then we made a mistake. Still, it was our best game of the season so far."
Manuel Neuer: "We can't knock ourselves much, except for the way we finished our chances. We played well, piled the pressure on and created loads of chances. We can be satisfied with the way we played, but not with the result. Gladbach defended very deep. The whole stadium was on the edge of their seats until we finally scored. The fans were behind us the whole time. We're looking forward to the weeks packed with games now, it's important that we make use of our squad depth."
Thomas Müller: "It certainly must have been a great game to watch, it also felt good out on the pitch. But the longer it is after the game, the more dissatisfied I am with the result. If you need this many chances to score just one goal, we have to take a step back and look at ourselves. But the pros do outweigh the cons; we played in such a way that Gladbach hardly had a shot on goal. We're looking ahead to the multiple games in a week now. We want to continue this good vein of form and make ourselves and especially our spectators happy”
Reaction from the Gladbach camp:
Roland Virkus (Sporting Director, Borussia Mönchengladbach): "The boys gave everything they had today. You need to be proud when you get a point against one of the best, if not the best team in Europe . At the end of the day, you need a goalkeeper to make save after save. He [Sommer] was world-class."
Daniel Farke (Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach): "It was difficult for us. We fought with passion and will to get a point. We actually wanted to keep the ball a lot. In the first half, we were a bit sloppy. In the second half, Bayern were irrepressible. Huge compliments to the team."
Yann Sommer (Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper): "It was tough. We knew before the game that Bayern were in form. We defended well on the whole, but of course you can't keep out everything against a team like that. I'm happy that I managed to have a good performance and that we were able to take home a point."
Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder): "We had an outstanding goalkeeper today and of course we had a slice of luck. You need that here, too, because Bayern are at their absolute best right now and are putting everything away. We had two close offside calls in the first half, but we threw everything into today and defended deep. We were full of desire and that's half of the job if you want to come away from Munich with a result."
The match report: