Bayern made it seven wins from seven league matches this season with a supremely comfortable 2-0 victory over Hoffenheim, equalling the best-ever start to a Bundesliga season by any club. Two-goal Franck Ribéry was the man of the match at the Allianz Arena. “It was important to win again after losing our last match. Defeats like Tuesday’s do happen, but we’ve reacted well,” the winger said afterwards.
Reaction to Bayern v Hoffenheim:
Jupp Heynckes: “You have to take into account that we had another tough game on Tuesday, but we still played intelligent and clever football and had everything under control in defence. We dominated the match and prevented Hoffenheim creating any chances. We were highly motivated and took control right from the start. Once we’d taken the lead, I knew our forwards were always good for another goal. The most important thing is keeping it tight at the back.“
Franck Ribéry: “It was important to win again after losing our last match. Defeats like Tuesday’s do happen, but we’ve reacted well. And it’s nice to keep a clean sheet as well. We have to keep it up now. It was important for our confidence, because a lot of players are off to their national teams now. We’ll try and win all our games. Obviously it’s not easy, but we have a good squad. We have to be looking at ourselves, not at what Dortmund and other clubs are doing. I hope it continues this way until next year.“
Bastian Schweinsteiger: “We can’t complain about a record of seven wins. It’ll be nice and relaxed at the Oktoberfest now, because we’ve been playing well, with the exception of the game against Borisov. If it was up to me, we’d have the Oktoberfest more often, because we always do well when it’s on.“
Markus Babbel (Hoffenheim coach): “I think the victory was deserved, but I’m not dissatisfied with the way we played, as we did a lot of things well. For all that, you always need a little bit of luck in a match like that. It was a very, very good performance defensively, but we lacked conviction in attack.
Marvin Compper (Hoffenheim captain): “All in all, we didn’t pose enough of a threat to take anything from the game. We wanted to keep it tight and stop them making chances, but it was hard to come back after falling behind. We did have a few chances but failed to take them. We wanted to be more courageous and spirited, but we didn’t succeed.“
Koen Casteels (Hoffenheim keeper): “Bayern played very well, and we tried to defend as best we could. It went very well in the first half, but at the end of the day, Bayern only needed a couple of chances. We didn’t attack enough.“