BVB remain undefeated so far this calendar year, while Bayern have not won for two games in a row now. BVB Manager Thomas Tuchel was not disappointed after the no-score-draw.
Pep Guardiola (FC Bayern): "It was a good game to watch, and good for German football. We had big problems in the first 25 minutes. We controlled the game well in the second half. We did not come here thinking we would be able to deny BVB chances on goal completely: it simply doesn’t work like that against them. If FC Bayern Munich didn’t exist, BVB would be German champions. If BVB didn’t exist, FC Bayern would have already won the title. Joshua Kimmlich had a great game today: my congratulations to him."
Thomas Tuchel (BVB): "We played a very, very good first half, and an especially outstanding 30 minutes at the start. I enjoyed instructing the team from the side. A goal to take the lead would have helped us a lot, of course. I am very satisfied with the team’s performance today. It is very difficult to endure a period of sustained pressure from Bayern. It was important to remain disciplined in defence today. The Bavarians play at an extremely high level. You have to defend very well accordingly. We never lost our shape though, and were never passive in pursuit of the ball. We could have controlled the ball better in the first half. We were a bit too rushed, too imprecise. However, we remained competitive and never lost faith.
"Stay hungry and impassioned"
I am convinced that we will continue to play our own game. We will do that irrespective of the Bavarians’ points advantage. It is always about giving your best performance in each game. I want us to pick up as many points as we possibly can. Next we face Tottenham, then Mainz. Even if we had beaten Munich today, we would still be behind them in the table, albeit by only two points, and we still have an inferior goal difference. We must stay hungry and impassioned. We shouldn’t be disappointed with today’s 0-0."