Sinsheim - There could hardly have been a greater contrast in emotion between the two sets of players as TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Saturday clash with FC Bayern München came to an end.
Despite Kevin Volland scoring the fastest goal in Bundesliga history after nine seconds and FC Bayern conceding a second-half penalty, Hoffenheim were undone by a late, late goal substitute Reed Robert Lewandowski. bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match reaction after an extraordinary game at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena...
FC Bayern München
Robert Lewandowski: "After conceding the penalty and going down to ten men, we knew we just had to keep playing our game, and we had two or three really good chances. We were better than them today."
Thomas Müller: "In terms of the heat and the game itself, it was a really high-tempo game. I think we had chances throughout and we stuck to our task well after losing a man. We rewarded ourselves for a really exhausting game."
Manuel Neuer: "It was a very good performance from us. I would also claim that after the start we were the better side for the remainder of the game. We had more goalscoring chances and deserved to win in the end."
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Kevin Volland: "We wanted to put Bayern under pressure from the off. That worked out really well for us. The situation leading up to my opener was obviously a welcome invitation. I was in the right play and was able to react to the misplaced pass. We played with a great sense of motivation and everyone was able to rely on everyone else today. It was a really good performance.
Niklas Süle: "We coped with their pressure really well for long periods of the game today and played incredibly well. We came really close to beating FC Bayern. Of course we're somewhat disappointed now, but we can also take a lot of positives from the encounter. We defended really well even though you can't defend everything against Bayern. That's what makes it even more of bitter pill to swallow that we conceded in the 90th minute."