Champions of Europe started in top form the defending of the Champions League trophy won last year. Following this perfect result, Guardiola said that all the credit is to the players – ‘The style we play is Bayern’s style, not mine’.
In the first round of the Champions League groups Bayern Munich received the visit of CSKA Moscow at the Allianz Arena. It was a perfect match for the Bavarian side, who started with the right foot this campaign, hoping to be able to manage the unique performance to hold the UCL trophy two years in a row.
It ended 3-0 to the Germans, after goals came from Alaba (4 ‘), Mandžukić (41 ‘) and Robben (68′).
Following this definitely success tactician Pep Guardiola wanted to mention that had no influence on the game of his football players.
“The style we play is Bayern’s style, not mine. I’m here to support my new players and I’m very proud of them today,” Guardiola told reporters.
“The first game after winning the Champions League is never easy. Everyone always thinks it’s easy, but it’s not,” he insisted. But I’m very satisfied with the performance, especially our first-half display, which was very pleasing.” added former Barcelona tactician.
Bayern is part of Group D, along with Manchester City and Viktoria Plzen. In the other match of the group, the Citizens have managed to win by the same score, 3-0, in their travel to the Czech Republic.