Choupo-Moting: We showed who was boss
That's how to win a big game! Bayern made up ground in the battle for top spot in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening with a strong 5-0 victory over SC Freiburg, leapfrogging them in the process in the league. "We showed from the first to the last minute who's boss here," said Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, the scorer of the second goal. Coach Julian Nagelsmann agreed: "I am very proud of the team because they played really well and deserved to win by that margin." Reaction below.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Reaction from the Freiburg camp:Christian Streich (SC Freiburg head coach): "We had no chance today because Bayern were mentally quicker out there. We just didn't have the gas to keep up with them, which is why we lost. We'll forget this, go home and think about the next game. We weren't good enough today, the players weren't, I wasn't. We tried to go for it - that was probably the wrong idea. But hindsight is a wonderful thing." Christian Günter (SC Freiburg captain): "The speed Bayern have in the middle, especially with Leroy Sané, is of course just so difficult to defend. They have incredible quality there. We didn't manage to defend that. Overall, Bayern were simply the better team, and you have to acknowledge that today. Everyone gave their all, you can't fault the team's effort. Obviously the margin of victory annoys us, it was a bit too high." Nicolas Höfler (SC Freiburg): "We didn't bring the energy onto the pitch today that has been our USP all season. We were not compact enough, it was an off day. At the end of the day, we deserved to lose by that amount. Bayern were there and fully motivated, as you have to be in a top-of-the-table clash. Everyone knows that they have real quality on the ball and we didn't manage to stop them."
The match report: