"I work for Standard Liège now. I'm the president's right-hand man, I'm in charge of sport, youth and pros. It's a good step for me."Daniel Van Buyten spoke to FCBayernMunich.com about what he's doing these days.
"I could have got a natural eye and just worn this for game days but I’m not that kinda person – I’ll wear this every day of the year."Goal.com
At Bayern Munich, all the games are important. And, the Champions league, for sure as well, it's very important. Of course, because we lost the last played game, and we want to feel good again and win again. So, that's important.Before leaving for Zagreb, Javi Martinez spoke about what motivates he and his teammates ahead of a meaningless match.
"We've discussed this at the national team. He raves about Bayern and Pep, and he told me that because of Pep he now understands and sees football in a totally different manner."David Luiz discussed conversations between himself and Douglas Costa.
"Joshua Kimmich is almost like a son to me."After the win against Stuttgart, Pep Guardiola told the press the young midfielder would not be loaned out in January, before confirming what we all suspected about their kinship. Well, almost.
I told the players at half-time to calm down and try to do better after the break, which we did partially. But throwing caution to the wind at 4-0 down would have been suicidal. They outclassed us in every department and the gulf in quality was everywhere to be seen.Dinamo Zagreb manager Zoran Mamić to Croatian media (via the guardian)
I would be careful. It is beautiful, the public applauded, everything is good. He did it very, very beautifully. But it was 3-0, one must not forget that one must respect the opponent. That was a little questionable, in my opinion.Arjen Robben on Douglas Costa's late-match skill display, Sky (via BILD)
"It won't just be a case of two or three days out."Matthias Sammer wasn't upbeat about Mehdi Benatia's injury after the match.
"It’s important we rack up the points from the start and show no weakness to our rivals for the title."Manuel Neuer knows that Bayern Munich needs to grab as many points as possible early in the season. It looks like there are several challengers to Bayern's title reign.
"We got exactly what we wanted: we wanted to lay down a marker today and show that we’re ready. It wasn’t easy because they played really defensively but scoring five goals at the end of the day is always good. On a personal level I’m just really happy to be back out on the pitch. I need to get back into my rhythm and to do that I just need games. We had to be patient on the one hand today, but on the other we needed to attack aggressively too and try to find the gaps."Arjen Robben is just getting back to full fitness. Watch out, Europe.