Reaction to the game in Munich
FC Augsburg ended the season against FC Bayern after securing survival last week. “After the break we were more dynamic and better in the challenges,” said head coach Markus Weinzierl. All the reaction to the match in Munich.
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw: “Things were really difficult for us in the first half because Bayern were really strong and secure in possession. You could tell that they wanted to secure the record for Lewandowski, but also to give Hansi Flick and a few of the players a successful send-off. We improved after the break and reacted well to the four goals. Even though we lost the game, we can head into the summer break feeling good after the second half. We are happy to be entering an eleventh Bundesliga year next season.”
Rafał Gikiewicz: “The first half wasn’t good at all, the second was better. To concede five goals to the champions isn’t nice but it happens when Bayern turn it on. Congratulations to Bayern and we are happy that we will see them again next season. It’s my job to give everything for FC Augsburg, so I’m annoyed by the five goals. It doesn’t matter who the opposition are. Congratulations to Lewandowski, though. He is a machine and now he has become a legend too.”
Florian Niederlechner: “Bayern Munich were brutally good in the first half and the pressure was taken off us after securing safety last week – maybe too much. Despite the four goals, we had our opportunites in the first half and cthen finished better and scored twice in the second half. There are teams who would have folded but we managed to win the second half. We are happy that the season is over and hope to be able to play in front of fans next year.”
Markus Weinzierl: “Bayern sent their best team out and caused us huge problems in the first half. We changed things at half-time and were more dynamic and better in the challenges. That’s how we scored two goals on the counter. Still, the win was thoroughly deserved for Bayern. Congratulations on the title and congratulations to Robert Lewandowski for the record. We tried to make sure that Gerd Müller would hold on to it, but Robert Lewandowski has earned it with his performances.”