That looked really good, says boss Kovac after Bayern brush aside Stuttgart

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac was delighted with his side’s performance as the defending Bundesliga champions enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win at Stuttgart.

Leon Goretzka opened the scoring with a superb finish late in the first half, with Robert Lewandowski doubling Bayern’s lead in the second period before setting up Thomas Muller to complete the scoring.

“That looked really good, I’d like to congratulate my team on it,” Kovac said in quotes reported on the club’s website. “I’m fully satisfied.

“All four of our competitive fixtures so far have been good. The team turned in a really good display today, around 12 corners to Stuttgart’s zero in an away match, lots of possession, they created promising chances.”

Muller added: “We always approach matches really seriously. On the one hand it’s a matter of the right mentality, on the other hand we prepare well.

“Niko Kovac is very logical in his demands, be it about the centre-backs moving forward or the full-backs moving towards the centre. It comes down to small details and everyone has to perform in light of the competition in our squad. That’s why we turn in such committed performances.”

Stuttgart coach Tayfun Korkut admitted his side will have to quickly forget a defeat which left them bottom of the table.

“We were compact in the first half but we weren’t aggressive enough. Our counters weren’t good,” Korkut said.

“It’s hard if you’re one down against a top team. We wanted to be more aggressive when not in possession. We have to forget the match, now we have time to prepare for the next one.”

Former Bayern forward Mario Gomez admitted his old club were deserving winners, adding: “It’s an incredibly hard match after the start we had. Mentally we suffered a setback, whereas Bayern came here with lots of confidence.

“They have a new coach, everyone wants to assert themselves. They played with lots of verve. We lost faith in a victory or a draw after the opener, Bayern were just too strong.”

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