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Bayern made it four competitive wins in a row and followed up Wednesday’s important 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League with a 5-3 victory at home to Augsburg to take a two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table. After such a result, things should normally be all good, but Bayern wouldn’t be Bayern if they didn’t strive for the best and take issue with the fact they conceded three goals. “We’re definitely all a bit annoyed,“ said Jamal Musiala after the final whistle at the Allianz Arena, while his coach praised a “very good” reaction after going behind early. fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction to the game.

Reaction to Bayern vs. Augsburg

Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern head coach): “We didn’t really get in there for the first goal. [Mergim] Berisha finished well, but the reaction was the important thing. That was very good. We really pushed for 30 minutes. We shouldn’t concede three goals. The last one was really unnecessary. But we can definitely score more, so the win is fine. We did our job today and this week. But we can’t sit back and relax. April will be a very exciting month.”

Joshua Kimmich: “We didn’t start the game well even though we’d planed for it. The win today was important, the win on Wednesday against PSG was important. We definitely need to highlight the guys who started today but hadn’t always started in recent weeks. They had excellent games. We can catch our breath a bit now before we go again next week.”

Jamal Musiala: “It was unfortunate that we conceded such an early goal, but we showed a good reaction. We shouldn’t have conceded three goals today. We’re all definitely a bit annoyed about that. We always want to keep a clean sheet, but we’ve still got three points. That’s good after the game on Wednesday. We wanted to score a lot of goals today. Maybe the focus was too far away from defending. If we’re leading 4-1 and controlling the game, we should actually do better.”

Sadio Mane: “We’re very happy. We had problems at the start, but showed a very good reaction. Then we scored lots of goals and were really aggressive and compact. With my overhead-kick assist for Benji, I just wanted to put the ball in the middle. He did really well. We generally have a very strong bench, which is a feature of a big club like Bayern. We’re very pleased we’ve got such good players.”

Benjamin Pavard: “I’m very, very happy. It was a top game from the team and also a nice game for me with two goals. It was important after the Paris game to up the ante today and win. Now we’ll concentrate on the coming games.“

Dayot Upamecano: “Every game is difficult for us, but we want to win. Augsburg played well, but we fought well, and it was important today to get the three points. Our communication in defence is very good, we really want to defend. We have to keep going and keep clean sheets again.”

Yann Sommer: “We were set to go, also ready in our heads. We had a tough start going 1-0 down, but got control of the game. Of course, we conceded too many goals, but the win is important. We were able to make great substitutions, have a big squad and are well equipped for all competitions.”

Reaction from the Augsburg camp

Enrico Maaßen (head coach): “We started the game well, but should’ve been more determined and defended better. We played openly after going behind and scored three goals – that’s a positive. If you concede five, you don’t have a chance of getting a point here. Bayern also have great quality at set pieces. We deserved to lose.“

Mergim Berisha: “The result after the first half was too high. We weren’t ready. We made four changes in the second half, which gave us new impetus. We were more active, but you can’t play how we did in the first half.”

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw: “It was very good at the start, scoring an early goal. We started well, but then didn’t do well. We didn’t press well enough up front. Bayern then showed their quality. You can’t defend everything against Bayern, but you can’t concede goals from set pieces against Bayern.”

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