Created on 30-07-2009 at 00:00 AM
The new campaign has yet to get underway, but Bayern have already added silverware to their collection after beating Manchester United 7-6 on penalties to win the AUDI Cup, held to mark the auto manufacturer's centenary. "I'm really delighted we've won. It's always good for the team's confidence,“ Munich boss Louis van Gaal commented after picking up a first trophy with his new club.
Reaction to Bayern v Manchester United:
Louis van Gaal: "I was very pleased with the fist half, when we played some good football. We encountered a lot of problems after half-time. But I think it was important for us to keep a clean sheet against such a powerful team. I'm really delighted we've gone on to win on penalties. It's always good for the team's confidence.“
Michael Rensing: "I'm delighted after a game like that. We played well and matched out opponents. The final few weeks of last season were extremely difficult, so it's good to have something to celebrate now. Obviously, you need a bit of luck in a penalty shoot-out, but I've always done well in those situations.“
Martin Demichelis: "It was an exciting and good game against very good opposition. Games like that are good for your confidence, and for helping you get into a rhythm. But I do think all four teams were a little tired today, which is why there weren't many chances. But for all the teams, the point was to settle on a line-up before the season starts, so I think the tournament was a good test.“