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Reaction to FCB v HSV

'Overall it was the right result'

Early goals from Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski handed Bayern a perfect start to the new top flight campaign at home to Hamburger SV, but the double winners were ultimately forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with the gritty northerners. “Obviously I’m a little disappointed because we wanted to win the game," Jürgen Klinsmann reflected after his first Bundesliga match as FCB supremo, although he was by no means downhearted: “I’ve seen real progress from a number of my players, and also in the way the different areas of the team worked together.“

Jürgen Klinsmann: “I’d rather have started the new season with three points. We set off in the right direction, but taking everything together it was the right result. Both sides had the chances to score two more goals apiece. A lot of the players who were at the Euro aren’t anywhere near the level they should be, they’re still half in pre-season. But overall we’re coming along nicely. I’ve seen real progress from a number of my players, and also in the way the different areas of the team worked together. The team is beginning to sense more freshness and better movement. We need a little more time to get things flowing. But obviously I’m a little disappointed because we wanted to win the game.“

Uli Hoeneß: “I’m sad but I’m not angry. We’ve seen a good game in which we started well and deserved the 2-0 lead. Unfortunately, we’ve gone and thrown it away, although it really looked as if we were going to win. It was obvious we were missing some of our best players. You just can’t replace Luca Toni, Franck Ribéry and Martin Demichelis over the long haul.“

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