"A very strong performance from us."

Julian Nagelsmann, Oliver Minztzlaff, Willi Orban and Angelino analyse the 4-0 win against Schalke

Julian Nagelsmann:

  • "I'm very pleased with our performance. It's not easy to prepare for a team when they have a new coach. We worked on a number of different things and developed a good plan, which was very effective. But the boys would have had a great game regardless, because they were aggressive and up for it today. We were really strong and could have scored two or three more. It's not always easy to create so many chances against an opponent who sits so deep. 

    I'm absolutely delighted with Willi Orban. He is a model professional. For want of a better word, the last year has been crap for him. He had a few areas that he had to work on, but he went about it incredubly professionally. Today he made no mistakes and was very intelligent. He could have even scored a second goal. He always wants to win. After his serious injury, you have to give him a lot of credit for his performance today."

 Oliver Mintzlaff:

  • "Our performance as a team tonight was really strong and you couldn't ask for any more from the boys. What's special about us is that we are a team that has grown together over a number of years. That is our philosophy and it has worked so far. We have a great team and a world-class coach who has made these players even better.

    In Alex Sørloth we've signed a player who suits our philosophy perfectly. Now he's gettingt he time he needs to settle in. We also have a good amount of players in the team who feel like new signings. Amadou Haidara and Tyler Adams, who didn't get many appearances last season, or even Emil Forsberg, who I've hardly seen in better form than now.

    Our goal is to qualify for the Champions League this season. We're pleased to be in this great group in the UCL and are looking forward to the challenge. We've experienced how it feels to be in the semifinals and that drives us on to get as far as possible once again."

Willi Orban:

  • "We were incredible today, both on and off the ball. From the very first minute, we were very focused and started the game with a lot of energy. We were very well prepared and had a clear plan. Julian set us up fantastically and we knew exactly how Schalke were going to play. It's been almost a year since my last start. I felt really good and it was great to be out on the pitch."


  • "It was a very strong performance from us. We palyed great football and created a lot of chances - we could have scored even more. Today we saw how much quality we have in our team. In the second half, we focused more on seeing the game out.  Of course, I'm very pleased with my goal and that I coudl help the team."



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