Jupp Heynckes made nine changes to his Bayern Munich team, but knew they were still good enough to win
Jupp Heynckes made nine changes to his Bayern Munich team, but knew they were still good enough to win

Heynckes: "I knew they were capable"

Munich - FC Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes was delighted with his makeshift team's display against Nuremberg, while somebody was rather less impressed with their team in the Sunday games. bundesliga.com rounds up the reactions to the weekend's fixtures from the men in charge...

FC Bayern Munich 4-0 1. FC Nuremberg

Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich): The [Nuremberg] match demonstrated the professional attitude of our players. It was good that I was able to rest nine players at this stage of the season, as we still have a long way to go. I knew they were capable of winning or I wouldn't have made so many changes.

Michael Wiesinger (1. FC Nuremberg): The result was a fair reflection of the match. We completely threw the game away in the first half and didn't manage to disrupt their rhythm. After we went 3-0 down it was all about damage limitation.

FC Schalke 04 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen

Jens Keller (Schalke 04): On the basis of the second half, a draw is a fair result. I'm incredibly proud with the way my team fought their way back into the game and turned things around.

Sascha Lewandowski (Bayer Leverkusen): We played really well in the first hour or so. Our shape was good, we defended well as a team and looked threatening going forward. After we scored our second, Schalke really upped the pressure and anything could have happened in the closing stages.

SC Freiburg 3-1 Hannover 96

Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): We played some great football and exploited the spaces very well. We created a lot of pressure and the team showed great maturity.

Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): We had a great chance to equalise through [Mame] Diouf and you have to take advantage of opportunities like that. Freiburg exposed our weaknesses very well, but the own goal was a big blow. At the moment we're just lacking a cutting edge.

VfB Stuttgart 2-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bruno Labbadia (Stuttgart): We play three times at home this week and we wanted to get off to a positive start. It went well for us. We controlled the game and moved well. We want to build on it […] but now it's all about Wednesday's game [in the DFB Cup].

Lucien Favre (Gladbach): Today's defeat really hurt. We had our chances, but it just wasn't enough. We gave away two unlucky goals early on, but that happens in football - not just to us. We could have got something from the game today. So that’s why I'm annoyed.

FC Augsburg 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Markus Weinzierl (Augsburg): The first half was easily one of our best performances yet. We took about ten minutes to get into the game, but after that we won the important battles. We didn't just play well; we also scored goals and we were rewarded for our efforts.

Armin Veh (Frankfurt): FCA absolutely deserved the win. We were in the game for the first 15 minutes, but after that FCA grew into the contest and took a deserved lead. They battled and fought hard to win every second ball as you'd expect from a team caught up in a relegation battle.