Kovac: A productive pre-season tournament

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A youthful Bayern team bounced back against Tottenham, taking the Audi Cup final to penalties after going two goals down, but the German record champions ultimately missed out on the triumph. However, the Bavarians drew positive conclusions after the match against Hotspur. "We did a good job. Bayern can be proud to have these lads," Sven Ulreich said in praise of the youngsters. His coach agreed: "At the moment I'm very satisfied!"

Reaction to the Audi Cup final

Niko Kovac: "This tournament was a productive pre-season tournament. All four teams played attacking football and scored many goals. The spectators were treated to many good moves. At the moment I'm very satisfied, we still have a few more weeks to fine-tune our play. We contested the first half with a pretty young team, and the young players did a very good job."

Sven Ulreich: "It was a good match considering it was a pre-season friendly. The pace was high once again. The many young players did an outstanding job, hats off, a huge compliment to them. Bayern can be proud to have these lads. The approach was different today, we wanted to save our energy a bit. Many of us played 90 minutes yesterday, so today's line-up was different. But we played well once again and bounced back. We're well prepared."

Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur coach): "I'm very satisfied with my team's performances on both days. It was important to conclude the tournament on a positive note. We're very happy we won this high-profile tournament, a win during pre-season is always good."