Munich - FC Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm expressed his delight at hitting the net twice at home to SV Werder Bremen in the pacesetters' 6-0 win on Matchday 8, while the visitors were understandably disappointed that their game plan did not bear fruit.
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Philipp Lahm: We went out there and immediately imposed ourselves on the game. We put them under pressure and didn’t give them any chances. We played very well. I don’t score very often and it’s the first time I’ve scored twice since I was a kid. I don’t know if it’s the last time I’ll get a brace but I assume it probably will be. Anyone who says they don’t like scoring is lying. If we do our jobs then it’s difficult for anyone here at the Allianz Arena and we saw that today.
Mario Götze: I thought we did well today, especially in the first half. I think if we’d gone into the second half at 0-0 it would have been difficult for us but eventually the dam broke and the 4-0 half-time lead did us a lot of good. We took our chances today. We put a lot of work into our performances and when it pays off, obviously it’s great to celebrate together. Scoring twice was great for me personally.
Arjen Robben: Compliments to the team. After an international break you have to try to find your rhythm again quickly and we were able to do that today. We scored six goals and that’s great for our confidence ahead of travelling to Rome [in the UEFA Champions League] on Tuesday. It was a bad day for Bremen, it’ll be a big disappointment.
Jerome Boateng: We played well as a team, everyone worked hard and that makes it look easy. There’ll be another period when we’re maybe not as strong as we are now for a couple of games but we just need to keep working hard and not let up.
Thomas Müller: During the World Cup we practiced free-kicks and in training you do more things than you normally try in a game but I just thought I’d try and cause a bit of confusion [ahead of Xabi Alonso's free-kick goal]. I don’t know whether it went in because of that but it was Xabi’s idea to hit it low under the wall. It was a great goal.
Franck Ribery: We have a game every three or four days now. There’s plenty of time [for me to come back]. We need to take things slowly, that’s the most important thing.
SV Werder BremenFranco Di Santo: We knew we were playing against one of the best teams in the Bundesliga - one of the best teams in the world in fact. We tried to implement our game plan but it didn’t work out. We need to keep our heads up and make amends next week.
Cedrick Makiadi: Our aim was to hit Bayern on the counterattack because you can’t come here hoping to have more possession and to play Bayern off the park. That’s almost impossible. You have to stay deep, avoid conceding and be good on the break. In the first half we didn’t do that well - we conceded four goals and then you go into half-time and all you can do is to try not to concede any more. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do that in the second half. We weren’t good as a team today.
Raphael Wolf: That was a big blow for us, there’s no point in sugar-coating it. It wasn’t a nice feeling. Today we didn’t do things that you normally do in the youth team. We’re working well in training, and we worked well over the last couple of weeks, but we’re just not performing out on the pitch. We need to change that quickly.
Jonathan Stockitt reporting from the Allianz Arena
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