Munich - There was plenty of positivity flowing around the Allianz Arena after FC Bayern München had beaten Hertha Berlin 3-2 on Saturday afternoon.
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Bayern's stars were understandably delighted to have maintained their unbeaten record in the Bundesliga, but Hertha's players were in no way disheartened after a narrow defeat in which they gave an excellent account of themselves.
bunesliga.com rounds up what the key protagonists had to say after the game...
Philipp Lahm: "You could see our tiredness, particularly in their opening goal. What's important is that we picked up the three points and we're looking forward to a normal week now."
Daniel van Buyten: "Our third goal was really important. We’d created lots of chances, but we’ll have to work on our set-pieces after their first goal. Hats off to Hertha, they’re a good side with lots of tricky, quick players and they showed why they’ve done so well. It was difficult for us though, there was a bit of tiredness creeping in after midweek, so we’re delighted to pick up three points."
Thomas Müller: "You can see how pleased we are, it was a close win against tricky opposition. What’s most pleasing is that we’re working well as a team."
Per Skjelbred: "It’s a shame really; we did so well and scored twice at the Allianz. On the other hand, we conceded three headed goals. Despite that, the performance was good - we worked hard, applied lots of pressure, played excellently in parts and definitely earned a lot of respect."
Thomas Kraft: "What’s most frustrating is to come here, score two goals, but then concede three. We went in level at half-time, which is certainly a positive and it feels good being described as one of their toughest opponents so far. The bottom line is, despite playing well, we didn’t take any points."
Änis Ben-Hatira: "We played well, had a few chances and, importantly, kept coming back at Bayern. We’ll keep working hard, particularly because we conceded too many goals from set-pieces."
Daniel Thacker reporting from the Allianz Arena
Check out one of Thomas Müller's most important strikes from earlier this season on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: