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‘A good test for the Bundesliga restart'

The mood was upbeat in the Munich camp following FC Bayern’s 3-1 victory against FC Nöttingen in the first round of the DFB Cup. “This round is always dangerous. I’m very satisfied,” commented Pep Guardiola. Mario Götze felt it had been “a good test for the Bundesliga restart on Friday. We’re primed for the new season.”

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Pep Guardiola: “This round is always dangerous. I’m very satisfied. My players had the desire, but it’s not easy when the temperature’s 36 degrees at four in the afternoon. We need energy for the league restart against Hamburg on Friday.”

Philipp Lahm: “There’s no question we can play better than that. But what mattered today was that no-one got injured and we’re through to the next round.”

Mario Götze: “It was a good test for the Bundesliga restart on Friday. We’re primed for the new season. We’re optimistic and looking forward to it.”

Arjen Robben: “Nöttingen pulled everyone back, and that means it’s never easy, regardless of the level of your opponents. We need to make better use of our chances.”

Michael Wittwer (Nöttingen coach): “I’m delighted that everything worked out well and that the German footballing family is satisfied with what we’ve laid on.”

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