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Thomas Müller: Something you’ll remember

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It was a dramatic end to the season as Jamal Musiala’s late goal in the 2-1 win at Köln saw Bayern crowned Bundesliga champions for the 11th year in a row, thanks also to Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw against Mainz. “I just celebrated at first. I needed a minute to come to terms with everything,” said matchwinner Musiala after the game. Thomas Tuchel was also impressed by the 20-year-old’s moment of magic: “Jamal made another statement there. It’s indescribable,” the head coach added. fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction from Cologne.

Reaction to winning the Bundesliga

Herbert Hainer, FC Bayern president: “What an end to the season. We’re delighted to have won this title race in the final metres. Huge credit goes to head coach Thomas Tuchel, his backroom staff, our players, everyone at the club who played their part. Julian Nagelsmann and his coaching staff have also earned our thanks, also played their part in this success. Eleven titles in a row – FC Bayern has once again made history. But despite this record, we know that we need to step things up again next season to better match our aspirations and those of our fans.”

Thomas Tuchel: “When Leroy [Sane] didn’t score, I thought that this game summed up the whole time I’ve been in charge. A good, dominant start, a nice goal, deserved lead, everything in control, numerous chances to extend the lead, which we didn’t do – but then a number of unforced errors and technical inaccuracies slip in. We showed a reaction again today. Jamal made another statement. It’s indescribable. We have to be more goal-driven and more focused. But still, I’m pleased for the players and all the backroom staff.”

Thomas Müller: “It sends a tingle down your spine. It’s incredible. It makes you go crazy. What flashes through your mind when Jamal’s goal goes in, that’s special. Anybody interested in German football will definitely subtly think that we don’t deserve it. I can understand that. The second half of our season was chaotic. But this moment is still incredible for the team. It’s something you’ll remember. It's electric right now.”

Jamal Musiala: “It was an incredible moment. I didn’t think too much, just celebrated. It took at least a minute till I checked. I had to give everything, we had nothing to lose. It wasn’t a good season from us, we know that. But we’re still incredibly happy to be champions. Now we’ll really celebrate.”

Reaction from the Köln camp

Steffen Baumgart (head coach): “We played really well today. It’s annoying that we weren’t rewarded for that in the end.”

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