Leon Goretzka, FC Bayern

Leon Goretzka: We brought the fight and deserved to win

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All's well that ends well! FC Bayern booked their place in the DFB Cup round of 16, courtesy of a 5-2 win at FC Augsburg. They did it the hard way, hitting back from an early goal down to deliver an emphatic knockout blow. "The first 10 minutes were a disaster, but then we brought the fight and deserved to win," concluded Leon Goretzka. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who was named Man of the Match after scoring two and making another, added: "We showed real spirit." fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction.

Reaction to the Augsburg game:

Julian Nagelsmann: "It was a classic cup tie - a real back-and-forth game. It's not easy playing against a team like them. We didn't start well. The first 10 minutes were poor - we were too passive and conceded. We had enough chances before half-time to end the game as a contest, but the first 20 minutes of the second half were very good. We showed a good reaction, and pressed well."
Leon Goretzka: "The first 10 minutes were a disaster, but then we brought the fight and deserved to win. We knew what to expect. The start was unacceptable. Hard work and being switched on enough to defend and score goals - we're doing better with that again. We want to get back on top of the Bundesliga as soon as possible. We need to do our homework to make it happen. We'll approach our games full of motivation and try to restore order at Germany's top table."
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: "We showed real spirit. We were poor in the first 15 minutes. It's hard work when you're not at the races, but we gave a really good reaction. Despite missing a few chances, I always had the feeling a goal would come, and it did. Of course, equalising before half time was important. The coach found the right words at the break. We had plenty of chances in the second half, and got our just rewards."

Reaction from the Augsburg camp:

Stefan Reuter (FC Augsburg sporting director): "It's tough to take. We played really well. Unfortunately, silly mistakes cost us. It's a real shame because it was such a committed performance." Enrico Maaßen (FC Augsburg coach): "We showed real heart. We flew out of the traps. It was a fantastic game, a great advert for football - that's why people go and watch football. It's unfortunate that we gave them a helping hand with their goals. Their goal for 4-2 was decisive. Still, hats off to my team." Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg captain): "We started really well and scored a good goal, but we gifted them two goals that made all the difference today."

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