Bremen - FC Bayern München were in a rush after their 1-0 win over SV Werder Bremen. On Sunday, the Bundesliga leaders are due to fly to London for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League tie with Arsenal FC.
The players and staff were to be given the night with their families before their latest excursion to the English capital, but captain Philipp Lahm still found the time to answer the reporters' questions at the Weser Stadium.
His side's 1-0 win was their ninth triumph in a row – a new league record from the start of a season. As a result, they have re-established their seven-point advantage at the top of the table, and it may not be long before they are already over the hill and out of sight at the top.
"I can't see an end to this [winning] streak," admitted Lahm, who nevertheless says the 2015/16 title is not theirs yet. "There's a long way to go before we're champions," he added. "We've only played nine matches and we're only seven points clear, so nothing's decided yet."
bundesliga.com overheard what else the former Germany international had to say after the final whistle...
Question: Nine wins in a row for the first time in Bundesliga history. What does this new starting record mean?
Philipp Lahm: Our aim's always to win the three points, if then it leads to us breaking a record then that's all the better. It's not easy to be at your very best right from the first game of the season and constantly pick up three points.
Question: And I'm sure it's a run you're happy to extend...
Lahm: I can't see an end to this [winning] streak!
Question: You say you can't see an end, but have you actually considered the prospect of winning all 34 matches in the season, perhaps to keep you all on your toes? Clearly your rivals don't seem capable of putting Bayern under any pressure…
Lahm (smiles): Let's put it this way – we go into every game to win it, and that's always going to be the case. Then there's a long way to go before we're champions. We've only played nine matches and we're only seven points clear, so nothing's decided yet.