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Thomas Tuchel: ‘Our best half’

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It was starting to look like Bayern’s unwanted run against Borussia Mönchengladbach was going to continue, but that was until Mathys Tel came off the bench to snatch a 2-1 win in the 87th minute and FCB’s first victory in Gladbach for almost five years. And that was despite the fact things weren’t going Bayern’s way to start with… “I thought I’m in the wrong film,” Thomas Müller stated after the game, referring to the fact that his team went into half-time with a surprise 1-0 deficit. However, morale and desire saw the Bundesliga champions battle back. “We played the best half of this season,” enthused coach Thomas Tuchel. fcbayern.com rounds up the reaction to the game in Gladbach.

Reaction to the game away at Borussia Mönchengladbach

Thomas Tuchel: “The first half was a bit scrappy. In the second half it was more fluid, more aggressive and dominant. We were also very dangerous in the opposition box. It was fun. It was important today. We played the best half of this season. We created enough chances and deservedly won. Three wins to start the season is very good. It feels good. We had good energy.”

Thomas Müller: “There’s a smile on my face today. Things were a bit wild in the first half after the goal. It got better shortly before the break. We changed things a bit in the second half. Then we had our foot on the gas and deservedly won. At the end, the ball came in and I thought I was in the wrong film. There was delight in the changing room just now. I feel physically very good and have laid a good foundation after the injury.”

Joshua Kimmich: “It was a deserved win today, especially in the second half when we played with much more pressure and had a few good chances. In the first half Gladbach had more chances. It was important that we showed a reaction. We changed a bit and it worked well. It did us good to win here.”

Leon Goretzka: “There were a lot of good things. We were also pleased with the first half. The goal we conceded was really unlucky. We didn’t let it knock us, we kept our rhythm high. The fact we got the reward and finally won again here does us good.”

Konrad Laimer: “We kept trying in the second half and never gave up. We just kept going, kept creating chances. In the end, we got the reward and deservedly won. I wanted to bring some energy after coming on. It was fun. The most important thing is the three points. We can go into the international break relaxed.”

Reaction from the Borussia Mönchengladbach camp

Gerardo Seoane (head coach): “There’s a lot of quality at Bayern. We wanted to leave them very little space, make the spaces tight and be compact. In the end, we ran out of fuel. Every change had to be carefully thought through because we’ve had to deal with a number of injuries in recent weeks. In the end, it’s still annoying to concede a goal from a corner. We defended a lot of set pieces well, but in the end they got through.”

Julian Weigl (captain): “We gave everything today. You’ll always concede at some point against Bayern. We didn’t manage to retain the ball after going ahead and had to run about a lot. Bayern made the game quick, we had to close the gaps. We lacked freshness and the time where we could catch our breath. It’s a shame we the conceded a goal like that from a set piece at the end.”

Moritz Nicolas (goalkeeper): “I really would’ve liked a point, so I’m obviously disappointed.”

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