Pep Guardiola said the most important thing is that his side are at the top of the league after a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen
Pep Guardiola said the most important thing is that his side are at the top of the league after a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen

Guardiola: 'Important we’re top of the league'

Munich - There was plenty to talk about once again after another action-packed weekend of Bundesliga action, and the coaches gave their usual two-penny's worth. brings you their thoughts and feelings.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-1 FC Bayern München
Sami Hyypiä (Bayer 04 Leverkusen): We played against a very good team. We saw Bayern’s game in Manchester and thought to ourselves that we could get something if we defended well. It was clear to us that we would not get many chances in attack. The way Bayern played, the result could have been different. Bernd Leno played a great game. We can be happy with a point.

Pep Guardiola (Bayern München): It was a good game and compliments to my players. Bayer Leverkusen are a very good team, in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. We tried everything, playing very well, but despite having 27 shots, we still didn’t win. That’s the way things are sometimes in football. What’s important, though, is that we’re top of the league.
SC Freiburg 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): We came up against a very strong Frankfurt side who were superior to begin with. In the second half, we gave everything and we had better chances, but certainly the own goal set us back. But I think the draw was a fair result in the end.

Armin Veh (Eintracht Frankfurt): We didn't really reward ourselves enough in the first 20 minutes and we wasted some huge chances. In the end, we still had the chance to make it 2-1.
1. FC Nürnberg 0-5 Hamburger SV
Michael Wiesinger (1. FC Nürnberg): We did all the running in the first half and it was tough to take when we fell 1-0 behind. Then you concede two more and lose 5-0, and that’s really disappointing. It was a really harsh defeat today. We had high hopes, and then you go home off the back of such a hiding.

Bert van Marwijk (Hamburger SV): I like attacking football and tactical discipline belongs to that. We’re still losing the ball too much, but we’re getting better all the time. You don’t win 5-0 every week. It’s important that we regain our self-confidence. That happens quicker when you win. Lasogga is an incredible lad who works a great deal, but he’s also a good striker.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): In the first half, we were asleep. It was a miracle that we made it to the break at 0-0. We played too slowly and thought too slowly too. I told them at half time that we’d totally wasted a half and that we had to start playing football. In the end, we did not deserve to win and I think we can say that quite clearly.

Jürgen Klopp (Borusia Dortmund): It was an extraordinary game. Having such a clear superiority over such a long period of time didn't seem possible even in our analysis, but that’s the way it was. We put our opponents under massive pressure, but didn’t score. But we had our own hand in this defeat - we left the game open and kept Gladbach alive.
FC Schalke 04 4-1 FC Augsburg
Jens Keller (FC Schalke 04): We didn’t get into the game well and strengthened Augsburg by making some simple mistakes. The goal we conceded was a consequence. After we took the lead at 2-1, we were in control of the game, but we sat back a little after the break. Let’s not forget, though, that we’ve played seven games in the past 20 days and we don’t have that big a squad.

Markus Weinzierl (FC Augsburg): Everybody saw what the key moment was in this game. Up until the red card and the penalty, we were in the game. We were in front and had two or three other chances and you could hear some of the fans starting to grumble. It was obvious that Schalke would then gain control when they levelled and had an extra man. I would have liked to have seen what the fans would have done had we levelled at 2-2.
Hannover 96 1-1 Hertha Berlin
Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): Losing Didier Ya Konan to injury was a bitter blow for us. He’d played really well up until then and that really hurt us because we don’t have that many strikers. After that, we lost our way up front. In the second half, we hardly created any chances and we were unable to keep the ball very well.

Jos Luhukay (Hertha Berlin): It was a fantastic goal from Ronny and there was certainly a bit of frustration in it. He can do that and he’s shown it often enough last season. Maybe the quality he has is unique. In the second half, we attacked with a great pace. With so much effort, we also deserved our equaliser.

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