It's now eight wins for Bayern in eight competitive games under Carlo Ancelotti. - © © imago / ActionPictures
It's now eight wins for Bayern in eight competitive games under Carlo Ancelotti. - © © imago / ActionPictures

Ancelotti: 'It's important to keep going'

FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti has urged his players to keep up their current winning streak, even if they were far from their brilliant best in Saturday's laboured 1-0 win over Hamburger SV. The hosts, meanwhile, were left nursing regrets after an encouraging performance at the Volksparkstadion.

Give your Official Fantasy Bundesliga team a Bayern-themed makeover now! rounds up the match reaction after Bayern made it five Bundesliga wins from five this season...

Carlo Ancelotti (FC Bayern München head coach): "It's an important win. It was a very difficult game, especially in the first half. Hamburg played very well and with real intensity. We're doing well. We've won all our games. We're in good shape, physically and mentally. It's important to keep going."

Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München midfielder): "We expected a tough game: HSV are up against it at the moment, but they played well. We weren't at the races in the first half. We were clueless and didn't create many chances. We had three or four big chances in the second half and, fortunately, we scored one. I'm delighted I got it."

Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München forward): "Obviously Hamburg were going to put everything into it, and it's always tough coming here. It wasn't our best game, but we put them under the cosh late on. Hamburg perhaps ran out of steam and that told in the end. It's not easy to win every game."

Mats Hummels (FC Bayern München defender): "HSV are really uncomfortable to play against. They get stuck in and fight. We weren't very precise and moved the ball slowly. It was a really tough game that was decided by a moment of genius involving Thiago and Franck Ribery."

Nabil Bahoui (Hamburger SV forward): "It's disappointing, but it's a step in the right direction. We worked for each other, for the club, for the fans. We need to play like this in every game, to give 100 per cent, but we need more. We know what we can do."

Nicolai Müller (Hamburger SV midfielder): "It's annoying, but they took their chance. It's a shame. It was a good game. We worked hard as a team for 89 minutes. We knew that if we played as a team we'd be tough to beat, but it wasn't enough today. It’s disappointing. We have to keep going."

Rene Adler (Hamburger SV goalkeeper): "We're disappointed. We played very well and fought hard for long periods. We didn't deal with one pass and we were punished for it. Bayern are clinical."

Bruno Labbadia (Hamburger SV head coach): "The way the lads put our game plan into practice was fantastic. We didn't want to be like a rabbit in the headlights. We wanted to play. We had two big chances in the first half after winning the ball back. The team didn't just impress with their fight; they played good football, too. The lads are gutted, but they did a great job. I don't want to single anyone out; they were all fantastic."

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