Pep: We had enough chances to win
Pep Guardiola was still fired up when he answered journalists' questions in the mixed zone after the goalless draw away to Dortmund. “We had enough chances to win the game,” commented the FCB coach: “The result is okay, the match was good.” Special praise went to Joshua Kimmich.
Reaction to Dortmund v Bayern
Pep Guardiola: “In the first 20 minutes we had problems with our offensive pressing, the second half was good. We had enough chances to win the game. Dortmund also had a few of course, it's almost impossible to allow no counter-attacks here. The result is okay, the match was good. A huge compliment to Joshua Kimmich! He was up against great forwards in the Champions League, and today against Aubameyang. He has passion, he's got absolutely everything. I love this boy.”
Philipp Lahm: “A deserved draw. In the first half the scoreline could have been 2-2, in the second half we were a little more dominant, controlled the game quite well and had the better chances. It was obvious that the game involved two top-notch teams playing really good football. It could have been 2-2. It was an intense and good football match. Nine games to go: a long way, but it’s entirely in our own hands.”
Thomas Müller: “It felt like we were absolutely in control of the game in the second half. Dortmund had one or two chances too. It was an intense 0-0 draw with more chances for us, but you don’t get anything for that. We can live with a 0-0 draw, but I would have liked to see our display rewarded with a 1-0 victory. It continues to be exciting, and we'll be under pressure in every Bundesliga fixture.”
Thomas Tuchel (Dortmund coach): “I think we played a very, very good first half, and an outstanding first 30 minutes. We didn't lose our discipline over 90 minutes, we defended with courageous aggressive pressing. At the end of the day it's 0-0. I'm happy with the team's performance. Bayern play at an extremely high level, so you have to defend incredibly carefully. Considering the form, the strength and the attention they showed today it's very hard to avoid phases when they press intensely.”
Roman Bürki (Dortmund keeper): “I'm glad and proud of the team for keeping a clean sheet. The situation hasn't changed, it's still five points. We'll try everything of course. Everything else isn't up to us any more.”