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On Thomas Partey:

“Partey looked really solid, really comfortable. He held midfield by himself in the second half when we were more open… He was fantastic tonight and there’s much more to come. We know with the price we paid for him he’s going to have a lot of people looking to him.”

On Ozil predicting a 4-1 win:

“It’s great. This is what I want from the players who aren’t in the squad.”

On playing it out from the back:

“It’s part of our game. We need to understand when we can do that and when we should kick the ball into the stands. They will understand better and better the type of balls we have to play in those areas and to who in relation to the pressure that’s coming.”

On if his side were lucky to win:

“We knew it was going to be a difficult match. We made it harder in the beginning with the goal we conceded. I really like the reaction. In the second half, we understood much better the spaces we have to attack. In general, we scored two good goals, the second was fantastic. We are delighted to start with victory.”