Sun, 30/04/23, 21:15
Thomas Tuchel: We have the feeling everyone wants it
Back at the top of the table! Bayern beat Hertha BSC 2-0 on Sunday afternoon thanks to a strong second-half display, and in doing so reclaimed top spot from Borussia Dortmund. "We're very pleased, although it wasn't easy today," summarised Kingsley Coman, whose goal wrapped up the result. After four games without a win in all competitions, Thomas Tuchel's men not only gained three crucial points in the title race, but also valuable confidence for the four remaining fixtures. fcbayern.com has rounded up the reaction for you.
The reaction to the match against Hertha
Herbert Hainer: "Labour Day came a day early for us. It was a hard game, you saw the unease in the team, but in the end we won deservedly. Now it's in our hands – and that's the best you can wish for, when you don't have to rely on others. I'm pleased for Serge Gnabry that he scored. Kingsley Coman played very well, he kept trying and in the end made it a 2-0 win."
Oliver Kahn: "You noticed in the team what was riding on the match. It's all massively tight. At times like this it's not about winning prizes for beauty, but about winning and seizing the lead in the table. That was the objective and we achieved it."
Hasan Salihamidžić: "It was a very tough game for us. Hertha are fully in the relegation battle, they sat very deep and defended the ball well. We played very patiently and didn't give them anything. Then we scored two goals near the end and are obviously happy about the win."
Thomas Tuchel: "It was about concentrating for 90 minutes and not conceding anything. It's about the first goal. It was a long time coming because we didn't take our chances. Then we scored the first goal and then the second. That did us good. We have the feeling everyone wants it. We have to step it up as a team, and everyone understood that."
Kingsley Coman: "We're very pleased, although it wasn't easy today. We didn't score for a long time, even though we had chances. Then we scored two superb goals and won. We're first now, which is very good. We're in good form up front, we're creating chances but not scoring enough goals. We need to work on that."
Matthijs de Ligt: "We're very happy that we've won the game. Dortmund dropped two points. We wanted to give it our all today. This pressure, this tension is always difficult. There are still four games left. The most important thing was the three points. It wasn't a top performance today, but it's the win that matters. We can do better."
The reaction from the Hertha camp
Pál Dárdai (head coach): "We defended well for 60, 70 minutes and obviously you're hoping for a late break. The team battled but then we conceded an avoidable goal, even though Bayern obviously had frequent chances. We have to be braver. I saw a team. Credit to them."
Florian Niederlechner: "Credit to the lads. The team did very well without the ball. It's clear that Bayern are going to get chances. That's how you have to play in a relegation battle. If we'd played like that in the last two games, we would've got something. Now we need to keep going. If we play like we did today, then we'll win against Stuttgart next week."
Read about the key moments in the match report: