Manuel Neuer is upset after FC Bayern's safe victory at 1. FC Köln, because one thing the world champion can't understand. Thomas Müller raves about the exciting title fight. The voices about the game.
- FC Bayern Munich clearly defeated 1. FC Köln and is again the Bundesliga leader .
- Nevertheless, captain Manuel Neuer has some criticisms of the performance of his colleagues.
- Read the voices on the victory of the record champions here.
Munich / Cologne - Two halves, two faces: This is how you can sum up the sovereign 4: 1 (3: 0) of Bayern Munich at 1. FC Köln.
Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer motzt, Thomas Müller rejoices
For the sometimes brilliant offensive performance, the Attack department headed by Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry received the grade 2 in unison. But after the break, the record champions once again revealed weaknesses in the defense.
Supposed Cologne goals were withdrawn twice for offside. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also prevented a poor result or even a compensation of the Effzeh with several brilliant saves - and afterwards made the Bayern colleagues angry.
Müller , who had prepared two goals again, explained his role as template provider, the loss of performance after the change of sides and the title fight in the Bundesliga , in which four teams are still participating. The 1. FC Köln players were understandably just sober.
We summarize the voices of Sky, the Mixed Zone and the Kicker:
Manuel Neuer (Bayern) about ...
... about the game: “You couldn't count on how we started here. I had expected Cologne to start with. But we took advantage of our chances ice-cold. ”
... about the busy second half: "We have to reproach ourselves. We could have scored up to ten goals today. There was more in here than 4: 1. You have to be careful, I've seen a lot. If things had gone wrong for us, Cologne could have scored five or six goals. I'm just annoyed that we didn't continue playing like that. If you go into the cabin like this today, you're already annoyed. ”
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... about the German championship: "We believe that we can become German champions because we have a strong team."
Thomas Müller (FC Bayern) about ...
... about the game: “We played great football in the first half. I have rarely seen us so happy to play. We had combinations in which all players were involved, had good walking paths and were technically clean. And we were extremely efficient in the first ten minutes, but not quite so at the end of the first half. Actually we should have led 5-0 at break, then the game would have been too. ”
... the drop in performance in half-time two: "What we have seen in the last few games has occurred: If we had a big lead, we hide, make ourselves comfortable, especially we midfield and offensive players no longer offer each other so, and then the opponent comes back into play. Of course, it doesn't speak 100 percent for us that Manuel Neuer had to hold twice again after an absolutely outstanding game from us in the first half. ”
... about his role as template provider: “I try to be a cog in our functioning system. It is well known that I have an eye for the man next to me. I would also like to have met myself. "
... the title fight in the Bundesliga: "It's a nice four-way fight. The neutral viewer thinks it's great - maybe ... Of course we want to see that sometime in the next few weeks - if it goes like this, we imagine - we will expand our lead. But the competition is strong, you have to recognize that. Neither Dortmund, nor Leipzig, nor Mönchengladbach let anything burn. That's why it remains exciting. "
Serge Gnabry (Bayern) about ...
... about the game: "We missed a lot of chances. Nevertheless, we have three points and drive home happy. There could have been a few more goals, even on the Cologne side. ”
Goalkeeper Timo Horn (1. FC Köln) about ...
... about the game: "We slept through the first few minutes completely. Bavaria wanted, like in Mainz, to decide the game directly. Coming back against such a world-class team is obviously difficult. It was decided at the latest with 4: 0. "
... about the second half: "Bayern shifted down a gear, we had no access in the first half. In the second half, we decided to try everything again. We can't be blamed for that. ”
Mark Uth (1. FC Köln) about ...
... about the game: "It was difficult to grab Bayern. Especially in midfield you had the feeling that they outnumber two men. Then you run 90 minutes behind. Our problem was that Serge Gnabry and Thomas Müller dropped into the rooms. If we don't tip then the gaps between the chains will be too big. And then it becomes difficult. "
... about the second half: "We did very, very well in the second half. The coach said in the cabin that we should hide the first half. 50,000 have come again today and they don't want to see how Effzeh is slaughtered. ”
While FC Bayern Munich regained the Bundesliga lead on matchday 22, a horror injury in the KSC game against Osnabrück kept the 2nd league in suspense.