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Paris Saint-Germain 0-1 Bayern München:
Post-match comments

By Rune Gjerulff

Here are the post-match comments after Bayern München's 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final.

Thomas Müller.
Thomas Müller.Photo: Sven Mandel / CC-BY-SA-4.0

Hansi Flick, Bayern München coach:
"So many people deserve credit for this victory. You saw during winter how much determination we have in this team, which is obviously something you wish for as a coach."


"It was a high-tempo, high-octane match with chances at both ends. We have the best goalkeeper in the world in Manuel Neuer and he kept us in the match in certain instances.

"Kingsley [Coman] has exceptional skills, and we're happy with his decisive goal."

Manuel Neuer, Bayern München captain:
"It's hard to comprehend. We're feeling a lot of joy. We were waiting for the referee to blow the final whistle. We weren't quite calm in the build-up, you didn't really know what to expect with the next pass. I had a great game, but it was a team effort from everyone. I've almost never had this much fun, and I've been playing football for a long time."

Thomas Müller, Bayern München:
"The way we played, we felt we deserved it, even though we had a bit of luck and Manuel Neuer in goal. Now we're at the top. When you win, the atmosphere is always great.

"For me, this feels incredible. The results weren't that great in autumn, and I wasn't happy with my role in the squad. I'm delighted that I could show that I still have something in the tank and that I don't belong in the bottle bank."


Joshua Kimmich, Bayern München:
"The biggest day of my career. When you win a title like this with brothers on the pitch, that's the maximum you can ask for."

David Alaba, Bayern München:
"It's really hard to put into words. We are so happy. When I look back at this year, we worked so hard for this success. I'm very grateful and happy to be part of this team. And I think we deserved it today. It was a really tough game."

Alphonso Davies, Bayern München:
"Who would ever have thought a guy from Canada would win the Champions League? Two years ago, if someone had told me this, I never would have believed it.

"It feels really good. It's everything you dream of as a kid to come to Europe and win the Champions League with a great club like Bayern."

Serge Gnabry, Bayern München:
"Winning the trophy today is the best thing that could happen to us. We worked incredibly hard and in the end it came through to be the best team in Europe.

"It's the final, Paris came out wanting to win and so did we. Nobody is going to give up easily but we came through."

Kingsley Coman, Bayern München:
"This is an extraordinary feeling. I feel a lot of joy, but also sadness for PSG. It hurts my heart a bit even though I am 100 percent Bayern as I have said. Since the beginning, we tried to control the match. They had counters, we knew that they were going to be dangerous. PSG had a super match, as did we. It was a super final."

Ander Herrera, PSG:
"I think we did everything to win the game – we had five, six chances. They had two or three, but they scored the one in the second half. We feel bad for our people because we know how important it is for our fans and the history of the club.

"We have to think about the things we have done this season, the group we have created, the atmosphere we've created in the club. We've won four titles and lost the Champions League final – without deserving to, I think".

Thomas Tuchel, PSG coach:
"We gave everything. We left our heart and everything else on the pitch. You can expect that in a final, but nothing more. We can't control the result. I thought beforehand that the first goal might decide this match.

"All we lacked was the first goal. We had chances and they got the first goal. I'm convinced that if we'd got the first goal, we would have won that same game 1-0. We had very strong moments and others where we had to suffer. We weren't clinical enough. We want Kylian and 'Ney' to always score, but you can't ask for that."

Joachim Löw, Germany coach:
"Congratulations to FC Bayern on this great victory in the Champions League and on winning the treble. That's outstanding. FC Bayern have represented Geran football incredibly well in Europe. I'm especially happy for Hansi Flick, the entire coaching team and of course the players, especially the German internationals, some of whm are still young. For them in particular, this victory represents a major step in tehir development, and these formative experiences are extremely important on the way forward."


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