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Robert Lewandowski leads the celebrations after Bayern Munich's title-clinching win over Borussia Dortmund. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH
Robert Lewandowski leads the celebrations after Bayern Munich's title-clinching win over Borussia Dortmund. - © DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

Robert Lewandowski and Co. react to title-clinching win at home to Borussia Dortmund


Bayern Munich are 2021/22 Bundesliga champions with room to spare, and for the 10th season in a row, after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in Der Klassiker. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts from both camps following a historic night at the Allianz Arena...

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Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski (striker): "You have to enjoy it. We showed why we're champions. Each championship is different. It was a comfortable win today, and we showed we're the better team. It's not always easy to be consistent and play great football throughout the campaign. Perhaps in a couple of years people will realise what a huge achievement 10 titles in a row is. It's a special, unique story, not just in Germany but across the whole of Europe. We've written an amazing story."

Joshua Kimmich (midfielder): "It's always amazing to win the championship, it's really special for us. It may seem normal for outsiders, but it takes a lot of hard work. We're really happy and proud to reach this big goal."

Watch: Joshua Kimmich reflects on another 'special title'

Manuel Neuer (captain): "We're so happy. The only way it could be better was if we had the real title in our hands. Thomas [Müller] and I are champions for the 10th time in a row - that's crazy. There were 75,000 in attendance, so we wanted to get the job done ourselves."

Julian Nagelsmann (head coach): "It's my first major title and a significant milestone. It's an important title, even for the players who've won it 10 or 11 times. It was important to get it done in our own stadium, against Dortmund. It wasn't easy."

Hasan Salihamidzic (sporting director): "The coach has his first title and the whole coaching team really deserve it and I'm so proud of all the lads."

Watch: Julian Nagelsmann on his maiden Bundesliga title win

Thomas Müller (forward): "You don't have that situation often enough, to win the championship against your direct rivals in a home game. We really wanted to do that. We withstood the pressure. We have a great squad and superb players, but you still have to get it done. You can't beat winning the Bundesliga! And with our fans, we're going to have a great night!"

Serge Gnabry (forward): "A title's always a title no matter when you win it or who you beat to win it, but with the fans here, it's something else. To have all the fans here and to celebrate with them is beautiful."

Jamal Musiala (midfielder): "It's an amazing feeling. To score one of the decisive goals, and for it to be against Dortmund, I'm lost for words. I'm just overwhelemed."

Watch: Jamal Musiala on his role in Der Klassiker

Borussia Dortmund

Marco Rose (head coach): "We lacked a cutting edge in the first half. We also made a very simple mistake and handed the them the second goal. The 1-0 was also avoidable, because [Serge] Gnabry had too much space. We were able to make it more open in the second half. I think we had two or three good opportunities."

Marco Reus (captain): "If you look at the goals we conceded, you'll see a pattern that has followed us this season: individual errors. And we didn't finish off our attacks. Our build-up was good, but we didn't finish it off in the final third. We pulled a goal back after the break and had a good foothold in the game. Bayern had more chances, but we weren't dangerous enough in the final third and invited the opponent onto us."

Sebastian Kehl (new sporting director): "We came close to postponing the coronation once again today, but any team that is 12 points ahead after 31 matches deserves to be German champions. Congratulations to Bayern Munich!"