After a tough test against Eintracht Braunschweig, Pep Guardiola was ultimately pleased with his FC Bayern München side's three points
After a tough test against Eintracht Braunschweig, Pep Guardiola was ultimately pleased with his FC Bayern München side's three points

Guardiola: 'Braunschweig win was complicated'

Munich - The men in charge went through another weekend of fluctuating emotions on Matchday 14.

FC Bayern München 2-0 Eintracht Braunschweig rounds up what those in the hotseat had to say after their sides' displays...

Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern München): It was a very complicated and difficult game against a very defensively minded opposition. We had more possession in the first half and dominated [the match]. We were very confident following the Dortmund win and the trip to Moscow. In the second half, we weren't able to get Mario Mandzukic into the game, but it's another match we've managed to win. I am very pleased with the performance.

Torsten Lieberknecht (Eintracht Braunschweig): It was a great honour and a big day for us, but it's all about points. Bayern's victory was more than deserved. We were too passive in the first half. After half time, we became more active and brave and even had chances to score. You saw the difference [in quality] throughout the match, but we managed to give a good account of ourselves.

1. FSV Mainz 05 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Thomas Tuchel (1. FSV Mainz 05): It was an incredibly difficult game. We defended very well and had many chances. Overall, I am satisfied with our performance and very pleased. We were close to reaching the height of our capabilities. Of course, we would have liked to have had luck on our side, but we will get over it.

Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund): I am very happy with the result and the way the game panned out. You have to take our current situation into account when judging our performances and that was an extremely combative display. Credit to Mainz for making things tight and creating opportunities to decide the match in their favour.

Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-0 SC Freiburg

Lucien Favre (Borussia Mönchengladbach): That was a hard piece of work against a good team. It's difficult to score a goal against Freiburg and we are satisfied with the 1-0 win.

Christian Streich (SC Freiburg): We did exceptionally well when we weren't in possession, but we were often too direct in our build-up play, when another touch on the ball would have been a better solution.

FC Schalke 04 3-0 VfB Stuttgart

Jens Keller (FC Schalke 04): We kept attacking with bravery and played very well. Jermaine Jones played very well. Ralf Fährmann will play in goal on Tuesday [in the DFB Cup] and we'll go on from there.

Thomas Schneider (VfB Stuttgart): The second goal was the turning point. I'm pretty sure there was a player in an offside position in the build-up to the goal.

VfL Wolfsburg 1-1 Hamburger SV

Dieter Hecking (VfL Wolfsburg): Ultimately, it was a fair result. For 60 or 65 minutes we did a lot right and pushed HSV back. At the end of the day, we were really lucky [to hold on], we have to be honest about that. The last half an hour wasn't good enough. We mustn't lose focus like that, but keep working hard.

Bert van Marwijk: I think that Wolfsburg will be happier with the point than we are, which tells you all you need to know about the match. The most important moment happened in the 30th minute, Pierre-Michel Lasogga could have made it 2-0, but instead they got a penalty at the other end. Normally you can be happy with a point against such a good side, but today was frustrating.

Hannover 96 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Mirko Slomka (Hannover 96): We had the right formula today. There were a few tricky situations. Nobody would have thought before today's game that we'd climb into the top half of the table.

Armin Veh (Eintracht Frankfurt): It was clear that we weren't able to put the opposition under any pressure, but we didn't let them create too much, either.