Ancelotti: As if it was my first day at school
The friendly between FC Bayern and Manchester City was also a duel between the new and the old Bayern coach. "I'm excited as if it was my first day at school," Carlo Ancelotti said before his debut at the Allianz Arena, whereas Pep Guardiola liked the feeling of having "returned home."
Reaction to Bayern v Manchester City
Carlo Ancelotti: "I was excited as if it had been my first day at school. I know the stadium and the fans. It was a fantastic atmosphere, and I believe we can achieve a lot together. It was quite a good start today in terms of our play. Of course it's always difficult against a strong team like Manchester City. Considering that it's the early stage of pre-season we played quite well. We showed that we're in good condition, but we still have time to improve."
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City coach): "I'm pleased to be here once again. When we arrived I felt I had returned home. These were three incredible years for me and my family. I've seen many, many friends again. Congratulations to FC Bayern on the victory. I only have the best wishes for this great coach, these great players and these great fans. I'll continue to watch their way."