After the Galatasaray win
Thu, 09/11/23, 00:56
Manuel Neuer: A special feeling
FC Bayern could scarcely have wished for a better night's work after securing their place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 with a 2-1 home victory over Galatasaray. "We've flown through the group stage so far. We can be proud of our performance," enthused captain Manuel Neuer after the section-topping triumph. "It was a difficult game, but a deserved win," added Harry Kane, whose late brace secured the points and the Man of the Match gong. fcbayern.com rounds up the rest of the reaction...
Reaction to the win over Galatasaray
Thomas Tuchel: "We took the chances we had, but we weren't effective enough when it came to half chances and quick attacks. We lacked precision and were too sloppy. That could be down to the heavy workload. I was happy with the energy and control. We weren't as aggressive in the opposition penalty area. Overall, I'm proud of the team's performance. The win can't be taken for granted. We'll stay hungry."
Manuel Neuer: "It's a great result. We've flown through the group stage so far. We can be proud of our performance and we're happy to have won today. It's a special feeling. Under the lights, at home, a fantastic atmosphere: it's every kid's dream. Galatasaray are strong in the challenge, but we were alert and kept our shape. The hunger level has gone up a notch. We're all fired up and want to win every game. We've won the group, and will do everything we can to keep winning. Then we'll see who we face [in the next round]."
Harry Kane: "It was a difficult game. We got into dangerous areas more often in the frst half. It took time, but it was a deserved win. They defended well, but we kept the tempo high. It's nice, and I'm enjoying it. I love to score goals and win. It was a great night."
Reaction from the Galatasaray camp
Okan Buruk (Galatasaray coach): "They're the complete team, were at home and had Manuel Neuer back. Compared to the first game, Bayern had more chances, but we also had opportunities. It could have gone differently. We matched a very strong Bayern side once again. I can't say anything bad about my team, but you have to take your chances in these games."
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