Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City - Football Match Report

"We are happy. We have 16 players out because our players play for the best global teams in the world".

Niko Kovac admits he faces a long road to be considered as successful at Bayern Munich as one-time mentor and current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Meanwhile, Guardiola has hailed Douglas Luiz as a player of "real potential" as he seeks a solution to the gap in his squad.

Speaking after the match, Guardiola said he did not know about the condition of Mahrez, who completed a five-year, £60million deal from Leicester City earlier this month.

"When we made a decision to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", he said.

City have now finished their International Champions Cup campaign.

REUTERS  Lisi Niesner
REUTERS Lisi Niesner

"He is more than a manager to me, he is a fantastic human being, not only because people have seen what he has done for me". We will see which players we have for the final against Chelsea, how many players and in which condition, we will see, and then comes the start.

He started in the 1-0 defeat by Borussia Dortmund in Chicago but suffered a slight ligament problem that forced him to miss the clash with Liverpool in New Jersey.

"Mateo is very good at the moment and thank God everything is OK now", the midfielder said. "He needs more minutes, he needs to come back to his principles in terms of being aggressive without the ball". But the Catalan coach hinted that some of the youngsters who have impressed in the United States could remain with the first team. That's the most important thing to arrive in April and May and be there for the title. "I will not say names because at that age normally you say names and it will confuse [the situation]. It is what it is; I learned that when I was a little boy in Barcelona, you don't find excuses, you just play", Guardiola added when asked about City's preparations with their regular starters. The last game was not his flawless performance but even though Phil didn't play good, he's a fighter, he runs and he never gives up.

Salah and Mane both reported for duty for Liverpool in time for Wednesday's game. But I'm so satisfied for the intention.

It was a good team goal and on 23 minutes, Ribery and Robben combined for number two.

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