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Demirović: “We showed a strong side to our game”

Post-match reaction to 3-1 defeat in Munich

First Team 27.08.2023, 21:20

Despite a solid performance, FC Augsburg fell to a 3-1 defeat away at FC Bayern München on Sunday evening. Read on for all the post-match reaction from both camps. 

Dorsch: It’s incredibly difficult to come back from 2-0 down in Munich. In order to be able to come back and take anything from a game like that, you need everything to go your way. The goals we conceded today were pretty unlucky. I knew straight away that I’d handballed it, but wasn’t sure whether it was in the box or not. We played well for most of the game and always tried to set accents of our own. To be able to score against a team with that much individual quality shows that we are able to deal with set-backs and that the mentality within the team is strong. 

Pedersen: We obviously go into every game intending to take something from it. Everyone knows that FC Bayern are a tough opponent and that they have a lot of quality in their team. Nevertheless, we managed to keep our shape and kept looking to attack, even after having conceded twice. We need to take that with us as encouragement. Unfortunately, we were just a little bit lacking in both defence and attack, which we will make sure to analyse in order to keep working on it. 

Uduokhai: We started strongly and I think we played really well for the first 30 minutes or so. Then, we conceded two unfortunate goals. We wanted to give it everything in the second half in order to claw our way back into the game, but Bayern’s individual quality was too much for us in the end. 

Demirović: We delivered a strong performance in Munich and left it all out on the pitch. We wanted to cause an upset here, but unfortunately didn’t manage to do so. Instead, we conceded two silly goals and it’s frustrating that I wasn’t able to take my chances to give us the lead, because you won’t get given many chances here. We still showed a strong side to ourselves in both our games this season and if we continue on this path, then I’m confident we will be successful. 

Maaßen: There were a lot of things that we’d set out to do that we managed to do well. We played well for 30 minutes and had a chance to take the lead. Unfortunately, we then conceded two unfortunate goals. We knew that we need to get through the opening 15 minutes of the second half in order to have a chance of getting back in the game. But, we lost possession too often while under pressure and weren’t able to turn things around. Nevertheless, I think we showed a strong morale and managed to score a nice goal at the end. Overall, it was a solid performance, but in the end it comes down to points, and we’re going home empty-handed. 

Tuchel: We’ve been struggling at home lately and then needed an own goal and a penalty in order to give us that feeling of security. We looked calmer and more precise in the second half and created more chances. We could have added to the scoreline and instead conceded a goal. Overall though, we’ve managed to get our second win in our second game. 

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Felix Uduokhai
Mads Pedersen
Niklas Dorsch
Enrico Maaßen
Ermedin Demirović