Lisbon (AP) - The reactions after the Champions League triumph of FC Bayern Munich.
Thomas Müller (attacking player FC Bayern): "At the moment it feels unbelievable. We have a journey behind us. The bunch is amazing, from A to Z. We came from a relatively low point, in terms of feeling, definitely in autumn. We ran a run here that is sensational. I don't know what it looked like from the outside, but it felt like we deserved it in the way we played. We were also a bit lucky today. And a Manuel Neuer between the posts. It wasn't our best game, but we were there. "
Joshua Kimmich (defender FC Bayern): "The greatest day of my career. It's hard to describe what it feels like to be on the pitch with such a troupe. If you win a title like that with brothers, it is the maximum that can be achieved. (...) We weren't flawless today either, but we still had this feeling of unbeatability a bit. "
Manuel Neuer (captain and goalkeeper FC Bayern Munich): "It's difficult to realize right after the game. The joy was of course huge after the final whistle. There were five more minutes of stoppage time, and we all waited for the referee The fact that we deserved and wished for it is really a dream for all of us. (...) Maybe it has never been so fun to play in this team. "
DFB President Fritz Keller: "With the triple, Hansi Flick and his players crowned an extraordinary season and brought it to a perfect conclusion, not only on the field. After the sovereign performances in Lisbon so far, I had no doubt that Bayern would also make the final for They didn't just convince in their play, but were also very strong mentally. They presented themselves as a tight-knit community in which everyone works for their teammates, and not only appeared as a group of outstanding individual players. Even though I am of course very excited I'm looking forward to a German Champions League winner, but I'm also very sorry for Thomas Tuchel, who does an excellent job in Paris, and our German national players Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler. "
DFB General Secretary Dr. Friedrich Curtius: "I am extremely pleased that after seven years a German team has won the Champions League title again. That is a good sign for German football as a whole, also because another German club, RB Leipzig, made it to the semi-finals. I am particularly happy for Hansi Flick, who, after winning the World Cup with our DFB team six years ago, has now also won the title in the premier league of club football - that is an outstanding achievement. "
National coach Joachim Löw: "That is outstanding. FC Bayern has made a brilliant calling card for German football in Europe. I am particularly happy for Hansi Flick, the entire coaching team and of course for the players, especially our international players, some of whom are still young. For them in particular, this victory means a big step in their development. These formative experiences are extremely important on the way forward. Overall, Bayern’s performance this season was impressive - not only in the final. With a lot of enthusiasm, determination, determination, Self-confidence and above all an unconditional will to win went into the games. Personally, what I liked most was the ease and ease with which Bayern overcame many hurdles in this generally difficult season without being arrogant. This is also Hansi Flick's signature. "
Oliver Bierhoff, DFB Director: "That is a great achievement. Bayern have never allowed any doubts, but consistently pursued their great goal - and with an impressive quality in the way they played and how they performed . I am particularly pleased that this success has been achieved with Hansi Flick as the German coach and with a strong frame of our national players. This is also a strong sign for the national team and German football as a whole. "
DFL managing director Christian Seifert: "Hansi Flick and his team deserve the highest recognition for the remarkable achievements in the past few months and the victory over Paris Saint-Germain. This very special year was between the respective national seasons and the Champions League final tournament different periods of time and it was eagerly anticipated how the teams from the various leagues would deal with it. FC Bayern found its own way - and just carried on as if the break had never happened. It is a good sign for the Bundesliga, that two German teams made it to the Champions League semi-finals and one of them was able to triumph. And it is an outstanding achievement to win the triple twice in seven years. My congratulations to those responsible for FC Bayern Munich and the entire club. "
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