Gnabry: Togetherness is crucial
The winning streak continues and top spot regained, at least for one night! FC Bayern celebrated a decisive 6-2 win at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday. The three points saw FCB leapfrog to the top of the Bundesliga table, although Union Berlin can regain the lead with a win tomorrow against Borussia Mönchengladbach. "We achieved our goal for the day, we did our homework. We wanted to be top as soon as possible, and we are at least until tomorrow," said midfielder Leon Goretzka. "There's good energy on the pitch. It's fun to be out there with the boys," said Serge Gnabry, scorer of the opening goal, summarising Bayern's outstanding form of late.
Reaction from the Bayern camp:
Reaction from the FSV Mainz 05 camp:Martin Schmidt (1. FSV Mainz 05 sporting director): "It was a heavy defeat. Defensively, we were not good, especially out wide where we let ourselves get caught off guard. We defended too passively and often didn't close down that extra yard out wide. We had a lot of chances, but we conceded six goals - we deserved to lose." Bo Svensson (1. FSV Mainz 05 head coach): "Congratulations to Bayern for a well-earned win. They deserved to win by that much too. In the first half we were tidy in parts, in the second half we were lacking across the board." Silvan Widmer (1. FSV Mainz 05 captain): "That was not a good performance from us. We scored two goals. But we defended very badly as a team and made it too easy for Bayern to create chances. We didn't have enough bite and spirit."
The match report: