Reaction to Bayern loss
After a spirited performance against FC Bayern Munich, FC Augsburg still came away empty handed. A 1-0 win was enough to see the record champions take all three points home. "I think we would have deserved a point after the second-half performance," said Heiko Herrlich after the match. All the reaction below.
Daniel Caligiuri : "You can't defend everything against a top team like Bayern, but overall we held them off well and were brave with our moments going forward. Even after they scored, we didn't drop our heads. Especially in the second half, we created many chances and would have deserved an equalizer. We showed that we don't need to hide against the top teams if we play like that. "
Alfred Finnbogason : "Of course we are disappointed to come off the pitch as losers. It's frustrating that I couldn't take the chance from the penalty, because we showed great character in the second half and put Bayern under pressure. We can take lots of positives from the match. If we keep fighting and playing like that, I'm sure we will get the points we need. "
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw : "We a clear reaction to recent games. After the first half, when Bayern had many chances, we were more dominant after the break. It's a shame we couldn't reward ourselves with a point. If we play like that against Union Berlin, I'm sure we will get the win. "
Rafal Gikiewicz : "We would have deserved a point. It's definitely progress from the Bremen match. More than anything, we were enjoying ourselves more off the ball and in the second half we created some chances of our own. We'll stay positive and keep our heads up. I'm looking forward to the match against Union on Saturday. "
Heiko Herrlich : "We showed a lot of passion off the ball and kept the space tight in the first half. But you also saw how much quality Bayern have and that gave us a big job to do. The penalty was frustrating, but we kept on going and were still in the game as long as it stayed 1-0. The team played bold football in the second half, so much so that we had more chances on goal. I think, looking at the performance - and the missed penalty - we would have deserved a point, but unfortunately it wasn't to be. If we show this mentality in the next games, we'll pick up points. "
Hansi Flick : "We wanted to keep the clean sheet and everyone contributed to making that happen. But, especially in the second half. We lost the ball too often and made too many mistakes. We kept the game alive unnecessarily because of the many missed chances in the first half. "