- Lewandowski: "We played really well"
- Ancelotti: "We controlled the game"
- Baier bemoans Augsburg's individual errors
There was double delight for Robert Lewandowski and FC Bayern München on Matchday 9 after the Pole's brace powered his side to a 3-1 triumph at regional rivals FC Augsburg, ending a run of five Bundesliga games without a goal for last season's top scorer.
bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction from the WWK ARENA...
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern striker): "We played really well from the get-go. We went for it and were determined to get the win. [Arjen Robben and I] played really well together. The combination play was great, but Arjen always plays like that. I'm happy to have scored again. After the Euros and last season, there were obviously going to be a few critics if I went a few games without a goal."
Watch: More from Robert Lewandowski on his two-goal salvo against Augsburg:
Watch: Bayern winger Arjen Robben stresses the importance of playing as a team:
Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern head coach): "We started well. Just as we did in the DFB Cup game in midweek, we controlled the game. Augsburg improved in the second half, scored and then it was more balanced. [Arjen] Robben and [Robert] Lewandowski played and combined very well. When players of this quality play together like that it's really good for the team."
Arturo Vidal (Bayern midfielder): "Important win, team!"
Importante triunfo equipo!!!😘👍🏼⚽️💪🏽💪🏽!!MiaSanMia!! ✌🏼️✌🏼✌🏼🇨🇱 pic.twitter.com/e95gBTjaPa— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) October 29, 2016
Dirk Schuster (Augsburg head coach): "We were in the game for the first 20 minutes and played as we set out to. We defended well and had our moments going forward. Then Bayern scored twice and we got nervous. We had to regroup. The third goal sealed our fate, but we didn't fold. Games like this can sometimes end four, five or even six-nil."
Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg defender): "Obviously you always know how difficult it's going to be against such a strong side. If you concede soft goals, it's going to be tough. We tried our best, but it wasn't enough to set up a grandstand finish."
Daniel Baier (Augsburg midfielder): "All in all you have to say that the defeat today was pretty heavy. We only actually started playing after going 3-0 down, and by that stage the game was up anyway. We made it easy for Bayern with too many individual errors. They took advantage of them clinically and you have to hold your hands up and point out Bayern's class. We now have to look forward because we have an important game in Ingolstadt next Saturday."