Germany

Bayern players credit Bochum after cup win

Bayern Munich forwards Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben praised DFB-Pokal opponents VfL Bochum after their 3-0 quarter-final victory on Wednesday.

Stranzl thanks fans for warm reception

Gladbach captain Martin Stranzl revealed his gratitude for the standing ovation he received after returning from long-term injury this weekend.

Howedes signs Schalke contract extension

Schalke captain Benedikt Howedes revealed his excitement after signing a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the Veltins Arena until 2020.

Stevens steps down at Hoffenheim

Bundesliga strugglers Hoffenheim have announced that Huub Stevens has resigned as head coach with immediate effect due to health concerns.

Dardai excited by Hertha progress

Hertha Berlin boss Pal Dardai admits it would be a dream for his side to reach the DFB-Pokal final in their own stadium.

Tuchel: Reus can be a monster

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has paid tribute to attacker Marco Reus, saying he has the potential to become a "monster" on the pitch.

Kalou considering his Ivory Coast future

Forward Salomon Kalou admits he is evaluating his future as an Ivory Coast player as he needs to think about "resting his body".

Allofs refutes fire sale rumours

Wolfsburg director of sport Klaus Allofs has denied claims he threatened to sell members of the squad that were thrashed 3-0 by Schalke on Saturday.

Adler happy with Cologne stalemate

Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler believes their 1-1 draw with Cologne was a fair result, but is unhappy they dropped more points in the league.

Guardiola expecting intense match

Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola insists he will not be taking DFB-Pokal quarter-final opponents Bochum lightly on Wednesday.

Alonso: Bayern atmostphere the same

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso is adamant Pep Guardiola's decision to leave the club has not had a negative effect on the squad.

Alaba sings Guardiola praises

Bayern Munich fullback David Alaba believes outgoing head coach Pep Guardiola has fundamentally changed the way modern football is played.

Ribery back on the training pitch

Bayern Munich have received a welcome boost with the news that Franck Ribery took part in his full first training session for the club this year.

Tuchel: No Kagawa problems

Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel says he has no problem with Shinji Kagawa after the midfielder was left out of the squad on Saturday.

Alonso braced for 'intense' month

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has warned his teammates to be at their very best ahead of what could be a pivotal month.

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