Despite another win for his FC Bayern München charges, coach Pep Guardiola remained slightly critical
Despite another win for his FC Bayern München charges, coach Pep Guardiola remained slightly critical

Guardiola: 'Focusing on the Club World Cup too much'

Munich - The men who matter presided over another weekend of thrilling action, and as always, the only predictable outcome was the unpredictability of the outcome. rounds up the coaches' thoughts...
FC Bayern München 3-1 Hamburger SV
Pep Guardiola: I'd like to congratulate the club on an outstanding year. We had a few problems in the second half when we lost the ball unneccesarily and we'll need to correct that - we were focusing on the Club World Cup a bit too much. It's always difficult after Champions League games.

Bert van Marwijk: It's always hard to play against probably the best side in the world. We were well-organised and didn't give too much away and we had more chances in the second half. If you want to leave Munich with a point or more then you've got to take advantage of them.
1899 Hoffenheim 2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Markus Gisdol: It was an unbelievably intense game and we deserved our half-time lead, for sure. I'm proud of my team and although we had a few chances to take the lead, the result was fair enough. Dortmund kept fighting.

Jürgen Klopp: What an intense game and I saw such a strong will to win from my players. We were a bit too careless in the first half - but despite that we were dangerous and created chances. We had a bit of luck with our opening goal, but overall I think we would have deserved to win.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
Sami Hyypiä: We weren't at our best in the first half. We were too slow and didn't move cleverly enough. In the second half we improved but when you don't score a goal, you can't win.

Armin Veh: We defended well in the first half and gave nothing away. In the second half, we got the luck we deserved. With three teams behind us, it'd be a bitter pill to swallow if we went down.
Schalke 04 2-0 SC Freiburg
Jens Keller: This win does the whole club good. Even though it was not one of our best games, that doesn't matter today. We've had plenty of bad luck in the past that it was about time we had luck on our side. We've put some difficult weeks behind us and so it's only normal that the team didn't ooze self-confidence.

Christian Streich: It simply cannot be explained. The lads have played their 25th game of the season today. We're bringing on players from our reserve team who need to be built up slowly, but we have no other choice because we're short on bodies. We played to our absolute limit. We no longer have the energy to resist. We'll now go into the second half of the season, looking to make the impossible possible.
VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 VfB Stuttgart
Dieter Hecking: It was the end to the year we wanted - the aim was to say farewell to the fans with a win, and as expected Stuttgart provided a tough challenge. We put so much effort in though, that we fully deserved the three points - and after two good saves from Diego Benaglio at 2-1, our third decided the game. We're very pleased, 29 points look lovely.

Thomas Schneider: We're pretty disappointed to have lost because the lads put in a really good display. We weren't at our best early on but came back into it well and unfortunately the decisive moments didn't fall our way. It's frustrating that it went to 3-1 through a mistake when it probably should have been a 2-2 draw.
Hertha Berlin 3-2 SV Werder Bremen
Jos Luhukay: It wasn't always easy today and it was a more open game than I'd have liked. Thankfully, we held onto the lead.

Robin Dutt: Every ball that comes into our box seems dangerous at the moment. We're in a tricky period.