Kimmich: From the first minute, we showed who wanted it more
FC Bayern booked their place in the DFB Cup quarter-finals, thanks to a commanding 4-0 victory in Mainz. "It was a very important win. The way we played, particularly in the first half - not just in a football sense, but our attitude - was very good," said Julian Nagelsmann after his team brought an end to a run of three straight draws to start the year. "From the first minute, we showed who wanted it more," added Man of the Match Joshua Kimmich. fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction...
Reaction to the win in Mainz
Julian Nagelsmann: "It was a very important win. The way we played, particularly in the first half - not just in a football sense, but our attitude - was very good. We were very well organised and played with real aggression in attack. We fully deserved to win. I called for more risk, and we took it. It was the right call, especially in the first half."
Joshua Kimmich: "We're all very happy because winning is a lot of fun. From the first minute, we showed who wanted it more. That was great to see. We were dominant and in control, which is excatly what we haven't been in recent weeks. When we go out there and play like that, it's very difficult to stop us. And it's kind of fun when you see who we have on the bench."
Jamal Musiala: "We know the qualities we have. The win was important for us to go into the upcoming games in some sort of flow. To win so convincingly does us all the world of good. It was important to add the second and third goals so quickly - that calmed down our game."
Reaction from the Mainz camp
Martin Schmidt (Mainz sporting director): "If we played the way we did in the second half in the first, it might have been a different story. But the writing was on the wall after the first goal. Unfortunately, nothing could be done today because Bayern played brilliantly - you have to acknowledge that."
Bo Svensson (Mainz head coach): "Bayern were switched on from the get-go, but we were the opposite. I can't explain it; it's not how we set out to play. That's something we have to work on. We actually wanted to play the way we did in the second half. We weren't ready mentally, and that makes it difficult against such a strong team. I'm happy with the second half."
Finn Dahmen (Mainz goalkeeper): "As a team, we're not happy at all with the first half. Nothing went to plan. It doesn't get much worse than that first half. The second half was partly down to us, but Bayern also went down a gear."
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