Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund – who will win the race for the German championship? All the important voices of the players and those responsible for the season finale.
Munich - While Borussia Dortmund needs a win for the championship in the home game against FSV Mainz, FC Bayern, who would have to win in Cologne for the title, are hoping for a slip-up by BVB. Before and after the game, as usual, the coaches, players and club officials will speak on the Sky microphone.
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Thomas Tuchel (FC Bayern) after the match on Sky about...
... the game: "The whole game describes the whole phase in which I was a coach here. After Leroy's missed chance – that's the analysis for the phase in which I was a coach. Fortunately, we had one last exclamation mark. As is so often the case, we take the lead, have the chance to add to it, but don't do it and then completely lose control of individual mistakes."
... the penalty goal conceded: "We then get a penalty out of nowhere, we are eliminated from the cup with a penalty against Freiburg, two penalties against RB Leipzig. But Jamal still had a moment."
... Leon Goretzka's substitution and substitution: "It was a horrible decision, but it's the last ten minutes of the season when we switched back to 4-1-3-2 with the attacking team. I feel sorry for him."
... the dismissal of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic: "I've known it since yesterday and today it will be announced in the dressing room. The Hasan called me eight weeks ago and persuaded and convinced me that we would do it together and there are families moving and so on. He's in charge, so I have to process it first."
... his stay in Munich: "I'm assuming that."
Thomas Tuchel reacted surprisingly to the departure of Kahn and Salihamidzic. © nordphoto GmBH/imago
Thomas Müller (FC Bayern) after the game on Sky about...
... the winning goal: "And then Jamal hits him down there, in a fashion. You're going crazy. That's what shoots through here when this goal is scored. That's what's so special."
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... the championship: "I think everyone who is interested in German football has such a subliminal feeling that we don't really deserve it. And I say that openly. I get it. Our second half of the season was chaotic on and off the pitch. But this is unbelievable for the troops. That's what you remember."
... the alleged departure of Kahn and Salihamidzic: "That's coming now, a minute after the final whistle? It's a good job from you, I didn't know about it until now."
Thomas Müller shows the fans the championship trophy. © Marius Becker/dpa
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) on Sky after the match on...
... the reaction of the supporters, who all stayed: "It shows what great fans they are. We wanted to celebrate today, that's only a minimal consolation. I can't grasp it, honestly."
... the reasons for the defeat: "We were influenced by the goals we conceded and the missed penalty. Today it's hard, very hard."
... the mood in the stadium: "The atmosphere was inspiring, the likes of which I have rarely experienced. We should have taken our chances. It was very quiet in the 90th minute, so you could think that it didn't stay at 1-1. We had it in our own hands. Today we should have closed it. The next few days will be brutal. I'm someone who wants to be very much on my own. It's going to take longer than a few days to process."
Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund) before the match on Sky on...
. .. the atmosphere in the stadium: "I know I can always rely on our fans, especially when it matters. What you experience today and the last few days already, these are master days. Everywhere this euphoria, this joy, that's what makes the club special and that's why we have to go through this door today, we need this win and then there will be no stopping."
... the possible reflection on what can happen today: "Well, I was here in the stadium at an event on Thursday and then walked around here again afterwards, there was no one in the stadium, I had five minutes to myself in this empty stadium, because I knew what was happening here, that's awesome. And last night I forced myself to sit on the terrace for half an hour all alone and without a phone and just look back a bit. But I know that we still have to take this difficult step and then it will fall away from all of us. It's been an intense year, but now we want to top it all off."
... what it takes on the pitch today: "Well, I think we have a hot heart here. We need a certain kind of lightness and calmness and, in one situation or another, patience. The conviction is there, the power will come from outside, I'm not worried, I have a really good feeling."
Edin Terzic (Borussia Dortmund coach) before the match on Sky about...
... the level of tension: "Not as high as the anticipation. That's all we've wanted to have in recent years, it's going to be loud. We're here today to play football and we want to show our best performance of the season. We're looking forward to that."
... the tension of the fans: "You can feel the tension in the whole city, but that's perfectly fine. I always think it's nice when I'm a little tense and nervous, then I think about a lot of things and if you think about a lot of things, you make fewer mistakes."
... To live normality in the past few days: "I have repeatedly emphasized where we stand and why we are there. There are reasons for this. We focused on it all week and brought things up again, bringing the things to the fore that affect the game today. We want to use the emotion, but control it. We don't want her to control us."
... the pressure on the team: "I think when you talk about pressure, that's the completely wrong word. It's just a great desire to achieve something together. We want to become German champions, that's much more important than seeing the negatives. Today we want to crown what very few people thought we could do."
... Loud music in the dressing room: "They hear the music before every game. Nevertheless, there are also one or the other individual ritual, the boys all have really big headphones with them by now, but still it's always quite loud in the dressing room before the game and afterwards there are a few emotional words like before every game and then I don't think you need much today, to know what's at stake."
... Emotional words before the game: "After the game, we'll talk about what I'm going to say to the team, they should be the first to hear it. But we talked a lot throughout the week, but it was also about this: It's a very special situation, it's a special week for us and that's exactly what we want. The key is not to do anything special, but to focus on what has made us so strong, where we have defied all odds and said, now more than ever. Now it's just a matter of taking the last step together in our city, with our fans in our stadium, and then finally getting the trophy back."
... Jude Bellingham: "He's been able to increase his intensity in training over the last few days, he's been through a lot of things yesterday, which says quite well. Then we looked into each other's eyes this morning and signalled to me that it wasn't enough from the start. But we know what qualities Jude has not only on the pitch, but also in the dressing room. That's why it's incredibly important that he's here today. He's perhaps one of the most important reasons why we're here today and we want to experience that together with him and of course we hope that he can be on the pitch for a few more minutes."
... the question of why BVB are becoming German champions today: "If you look at the whole season and see what we have invested and especially what we have had to suffer, how we have dealt with setbacks again and again and how we have acted in recent weeks as the pressure situation increased from week to week. When you see the performances we've shown, especially in the home games this season, that's exactly what we want. But we will never lose respect for this task, for the opponent. But if we can build on everything from the last weeks and months today, then we'll be German champions."
Thomas Tuchel (coach FC Bayern) before the game on Sky about...
... the team's feedback: "Nothing for the public comes back. I'm certainly not going to spread that out in public before the last matchday."
... the possible titleless season: "I almost said it me off, but you can't say that on TV on Saturday afternoon. But it is so. Now we'll wait and see what it is, but basically a title doesn't do that much to you either. Our own ambition will be unbroken, regardless of whether we get the bowl today. We'll try to prepare in the best possible way and then, from 13 July, we'll be working on just one goal: to get better, win more games, have more stability. We will be able to do that, regardless of what happens today. But: I hate to lose."
... Match plan for today: "Yes, early goals are always wanted, but we're playing in Cologne today and, I think, they've scored the fewest home goals in recent weeks, allow the fewest chances, press extremely high. Of course, it is a wishful scenario to increase the pressure, but it would be a bit presumptuous. Out of respect for what happens in Cologne and how the team plays: It can also be a tough game. It's clear."
Alexander Meyer (goalkeeper Borussia Dortmund) before the game on Sky about...
... the mood in the city: "It's unbelievable what's going on here, I think the whole of Dortmund and the surrounding area is here in front of the stadium and they're just looking forward to the game."
. .. Difficulty keeping calm: "I think you can enjoy it, you don't always have that. You can also put your headphones aside and listen to it, it's a nice moment for everyone."
... "It was the same as always, everyone listens to their music, it's very quiet and everyone is focused, concentrated. Still, we heard the fans."
... his personal development: "It was a very intense year with many beautiful moments. You can see how fast it can go. I just try to enjoy it."
. .. the party preparations: "We have to deliver again today, that's clear to all of us. A lot comes in from the outside, but we're focusing again."
... the match plan for today: "We have to be brave, self-confident. The fans are there, everyone wants us to win the game. We have to play like we have in the last few games, shape the game with our mechanisms and then we leave the pitch as winners."
Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund) before the match on Sky about...
... the mood in the city: "Very exciting. We are totally happy that we have this situation, that we have it in our own hands. Of course, the euphoria of winning this championship today is enormous."
... the 2012 championship: "Of course, you think about it from time to time. It's been eleven years since 2012, so I'm happy if the guys win it today. But you have to close the bag today and end the season with a home win. The record is great, out of 16 home games we have won 14, drawn one and lost one. So what's going to burn today?"
... the team's journey to the stadium: "In my time, I didn't care about what was happening outside, but focused on myself. I called my family again and then turned off the cell phone. Then I was in the tunnel. Today, the ultimate goal is to create facts, because we are not yet German champions. First of all, we have to do the job here, preferably with a three-pointer."
... "Staying with myself" despite all the euphoria: "I've been at the training ground for the last two days and I've experienced the spirit. The guys are all very focused and focused, they know what's coming. So far, only Mats Hummels has won the championship for Borussia Dortmund. The guys know what they can achieve."
... why Dortmund will be German champions: "We deserved it, we scored 39 points in the second half of the season and 31 points in the first half of the season. The Munich team has weakened. Now it's Borussia Dortmund's turn."