After the Werder match
Sat, 06/05/23, 22:17
Thomas Tuchel: I'm delighted we've won
The FC Bayern players and staff were in a good mood after the 2-1 win at SV Werder Bremen, as they clinched an important away win and laid down the gauntlet in the title race. "There was enormous joy in the dressing room," said Serge Gnabry after the game, in which he once again set his team on their way with the opening goal. Thomas Tuchel could only agree: "I'm delighted we've won and happy about the result. Now it's a matter of getting our lead in the standings over the line," the coach concluded. fcbayern.com has compiled the best of the reation:
Reaction to the win at Werder Bremen
Thomas Tuchel: "I'm delighted we've won and happy about the result. It was a deserved win and we played confidently, except for the last five minutes. We could have been leading by more earlier in the game. Now we pause for breath for two days before we prepare for Schalke. There's good character in the team. Now it's a matter of getting our lead in the standings over the line."
Serge Gnabry: "It's a hugely important win. We knew it would be a nice weekend if we won. But we also knew it wouldn't be an easy game. There was enormous joy in the dressing room. We did our job and have given ourselves a little buffer. We want to win again next week against Schalke. The goal we conceded came out of nowhere. Then it was tense again at the end, but we defended well and deserved to win. The pressure is on. We've dropped too many points in recent weeks. Now we have to continue like this."
Noussair Mazraoui: "It was a tough game. There weren't many chances in the first half, but we stayed calm and patient like last week. We kept the pressure up and at some point our opponents got tired. The spaces got bigger and we were finally able to take our opportunities. We'll give everything to win the title."
Reaction from the Bremen camp
Ole Werner (head coach): "The game today was very, very positive. We defended passionately and played courageously going forward. The only thing that we lacked today was coolness in front of goal, but that's exactly what you need if you want to beat Bayern. Overall, we played very well, even if we could actually have done better. Still, there's no reason to let our heads drop."
Leonardo Bittencourt (midfielder): "We needed to score and take the lead. Bayern have the quality and are always capable of scoring. It's always difficult if they open the scoring. But we should have scored the first goal, then we might have got something from the match. Our plan actually worked out quite well. We wanted to keep the spaces tight and as you saw, Bayern had problems with that."
Christian Groß (midfielder): "At the end of the day, Bayern were better. We put everything on the line and had one or two scoring chances, although unfortunately we didn't convert them. We should have taken the lead. If you don't do that, Bayern will crush you at some point."
The match report: