Sabitzer: "That's why we're going home with a point"

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In a keenly contested Bundesliga encounter, Union Berlin and FC Bayern played out a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. "You don't get many chances here. Too often the final ball was lacking. That's why we've drawn here," said Thomas Müller after the game, explaining why Bayern's performance ultimately wasn't enough to secure the win. "We're not happy - we didn't get what we wanted today," added midfielder Marcel Sabitzer. fcbayern.com rounds up the match reaction.

Reaction from the Bayern camp:

Julian Nagelsmann: "On paper, it's a decent enough result. We didn't create as many chances as we did against Mönchengladbach. We were closer to taking the lead, especially in the second half. Unfortunately, our energy levels weren't at the same level as the last game, but that happens. Union defended with real heart. In the first half we had two huge chances, in the second half we had two great chances that we didn't make the most of. In the end, both teams deserved to get something from the game, even if we were the better side. We have to make do with the point."

Thomas Müller: "Union showed what we would expect from them, the atmosphere was what you expect when you come here. What hurts is that we fell behind. We bounced straight back, but didn't build on the equaliser. You don't get many chances playing here. When you play against this Union defence, you get up to five big chances a game. Too often the final ball was lacking. That's why we've drawn here today. They're not near the top of the league by accident. You don't get anything for free here. We played a decent game, but not a great game and not one we can be satisfied with - but that was also partly down to the opposition."

Marcel Sabitzer: "We're not satisfied, we didn't get what we wanted from the game. The few moments we had, we were careless in our execution. That's why we're going home with a point. Perhaps we lacked a little bit of bite, especially at the start of the game. Against Union you don't get many clear-cut chances, and when you do, you have to take them. We should've made more of one or two of our chances, especially at the start of the second half. If we'd taken the lead then, we probably would have won the game. Instead, we were careless and perhaps didn't deserve all three points."

Matthijs de Ligt: "We didn't play that well today, didn't have that many chances, and that's why we've drawn. We didn't play with the energy we normally do. Union did very well, hats off to them. We always want to win, and we didn't manage to do so today. We have to analyse that, and do better next time out. Inter are a difficult team. They have a team with a lot of experience, they have very physical players. They always play the same way, in a 3-5-2 system."

Reaction from the Union camp:

Urs Fischer (Union Berlin head coach): "Bayern were the better side. But all in all, we were excellent, particularly defensively. Although Bayern had over 70 per cent possession, we were never passive. The team did a great job, we won the ball well in both halves, but at times our passing let us down. In the end, we earned a point, not undeservedly."

Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin captain): "When you put in a performance like that against Bayern, especially defensively, it's a job well done. The draw feels good. Tactically, we did an excellent job. We didn't allow ourselves to be caught out - we weren't passive, didn't give them much space and counter-attacked."

Frederik Rönnow (Union Berlin goalkeeper): "It's always difficult against Bayern, they're a great team. We did well, fought well. It's really good to get a point against Bayern."

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