Pep Guardiola was pleased his FC Bayern München side thumped SV Werder Bremen 5-0 on Matchday 26, not least because of the form of second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
FC Bayern München 5-0 SV Werder Bremen
Pep Guardiola (Bayern coach): "When you win 5-0, people think it's easy. But the players knew they had to work hard. We started the game very well and we didn't give them many chances to counter-attack. We know what it is like to play these games and we need to win the games we have. We can't lose any. I think BVB can win nine games in a row, so we need to make sure we win. Kingsley Coman is a candidate to start on Wednesday against Juventus, but we need every player and we need competition in the squad."
Viktor Skripnik (Bremen coach): "5-0 is a bit much. We tried and we fought until the end but you can see how good a team they are. You can't stop them for 90 minutes. We did what we could. The next game against Mainz will be more important. I can't say I'm happy with the result, but I am happy we have no injuries."
Mario Götze (Bayern midfielder): "It felt great. I'm happy to be back. My priority is to be fit again, and that we can play like that makes it all the better. I felt an elbow and that's why I came off, but I'll see how it is. It should be ok. I'm a professional and have a contract here and I'm concentrating on the upcoming games with Bayern. We have important matches coming up and I want to be fit and ready for them."
Kingsley Coman (Bayern winger): "We're delighted with the win. I was happy with how I played. The Juventus game will be a special one for me. I don't know if I'll start the game. That's up to the coach, we just have to wait and see."
Jannik Vestergaard (Bremen defender): "We tried to put into practice what we'd spoken about, but at the end of the day they're a great team. The game was sewn up pretty early, but I think we could have avoided a thrashing. I don't think it had anything to do with our spirit. We were just slower than them in a lot of areas. It wasn't a good game from us today."