Hanover - Thomas Müller was in typically jovial spirits after scoring twice in FC Bayern München's 3-1 win at Hannover 96 on Saturday, a result which, coupled with defeat for VfL Wolfsburg, sent the Bavarians 11 points clear at the top of the table.
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bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction from the HDI-Arena...
Thomas Mülller: "We've practised penalties in training for Germany, so Ron-Robert Zieler knows a bit about me, but clearly not enough (laughs). You tend to think about what you can do differently before taking a penalty, but my system's served me well so far and that's why I haven't changed anything."
Holger Badstuber: "Hannover sat really, really deep and that made it difficult. The playing surface didn't make it any easier either. We couldn't move the ball with much pace and didn't work the spaces that well. We conceded the goal and it was difficult, but we got better in the second half. It was a workmanlike win."
"It's always tough against them. We started well and made it 1-0, but they scored from two set-pieces, a great free-kick and then a penalty, and when you’re chasing the game against them, it’s really difficult."
"We ran a lot today but we’ve not got any points at the end of the day. That’s the reality. In terms of our endeavour and fight, what we produced today was really impressive and we need to build on that. You always know it’s going to be really difficult against them, but it’s really frustrating to lose to goals like the their first two, because we defended brilliantly. It’s disappointing but we have to build on this performance. The goal we scored was really well-worked and you see we have quality. We need to take some self-belief from that and I’m confident we can we can put in another good performance against Gladbach next week."
"We're disappointed. We were well-prepared to face them, we worked really hard in defence and we worked really well. We knew if we could work the ball forward quickly, we'd find space in behind them, but they're a great team and they came back."