What they said after Bayer's Bundesliga title win

football14 April 2024 20:12| Β© AFP
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Key quotes after Bayer Leverkusen beat Werder Bremen 5-0 on Sunday to secure their maiden Bundesliga title:

"We have to enjoy and celebrate today with our families, friends and fans. This was my first (full) season as a coach, the feeling is incredible."

– Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso

"It's indescribable... Personally, it hasn't yet sunk in what we've done. I'm going to have to go back to the dressing room to get my head around it."

Leverkusen star Florian Wirtz who scored a hat-trick on Sunday.

"Obviously, at the start of the season we couldn't have imagined this... It (the belief) came gradually when we started winning a lot of matches with a dominant style of play. We said to ourselves we could do better than just have a good season and qualify for the Champions League."


"I don't know whether to laugh or cry. We always pushed ourselves to the limit, that was just awesome."

Winger Jonas Hofmann

"We are taking this as a direct incentive. We will work even harder and will not rest until the trophy comes back to Saebener Strasse in Munich."

Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen after his club's run of 11 straight titles was ended

"The mark of coach Xabi Alonso is clearly visible. The players are playing as a unit, are tactically disciplined and strong in duels, but at the same time creative and playful."

German national team coach Julian Nagelsmann

"Leverkusen didn't make things exciting at any point in this Bundesliga season – there couldn't be a greater compliment. The consistency of the performances and results is unbelievable."