Nagelsmann: A fully deserved win for us

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The first trophy of the 2021/22 season comes back to Munich! FC Bayern beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in the DFL Supercup on Tuesday evening. "I think we defended very well - especially in the first half. Overall, it was a fully deserved victory for us," coach Julian Nagelsmann said, expressing his satisfaction after the end of the game. "It means a lot, this is the next trophy," match-winner Robert Lewandowski said after contributing two goals and an assist. has reaction from both sides after a terrific match.

Reaction from the Bayern camp

Julian Nagelsmann: "I think we defended very well - especially in the first half. We were incredibly aggressive, won the ball well and had three huge chances. The lead was deserved. In the second half, it was clear that BVB put more pressure on us. We played a bit too much into the block instead of over the top. But all in all, it was a fully deserved victory for us. It's important to me that the trophy is seen as a reward for last season. That's why it's also a trophy that Hansi Flick and the team deserve."

Robert Lewandowski: "It means a lot, it's the next trophy. It was really cool to play with fans, it was also a good game to watch, with a lot of attacking play from both teams. Playing with spectators is very important for the emotions of football. You play for the fans. What we did today was great. We're looking forward and enjoying this trophy. When I scored the first goal, I received a great cross from Serge Gnabry. I attacked from the 18 yard line and scored the header. I was also lucky with the second goal. Coco pressed very well. I realised it wasn't offside and had time [to do what I did]. The third goal helped us a lot. Gerd Müller was a special player and person. We know what he means for football history. I always try to look at what Gerd did."

Leon Goretzka: "It was a great atmosphere today, it was a lot of fun. To win a trophy at the beginning of the season in a game like this is something awesome. Dortmund also showed what they are capable of today. It's the ultimate match in German football, we wanted to show our strength, that's what we did. It's our job to win these kind of games. We did that well today. It's even nicer that we won the trophy. In the end, we deserved to win."

Joshua Kimmich: "For the fans in the ground it was an interesting game, very intensive. Both teams played a very high pressing game. It went back and forth. We had a shade more chances and deserved to win. It was a good game and we enjoyed being out there. Against Dortmund, a team with great quality, winning counts double."

Serge Gnabry: "It was a super game. We're happy, it gives us self-confidence. Today we were better. It's always a top match against Dortmund. We wanted to win the cup. How we played today, that was a good sign."

Niklas Süle: “The preparation was not so easy - you have to get settled first. We had some luck today. Winning a trophy like this, against these opponents, and away from home, is always something special. We defended very well and played a decent game. The win is deserved.”

Dayot Upamecano: “It's my first trophy with FC Bayern. I hope we get many more. We played a great game, with courage and heart. We want to win every game and we have a great team.”

Reaction from the Dortmund camp:

Marco Rose (Head Coach, Borussia Dortmund): “We’re disappointed, we wanted to win. All in all, it was a high-class Supercup with lots of pace to it. We made too many simple mistakes over the 90 minutes, but still had really good phases, especially after making it 2-1. I saw a lot of good things from my team today. Even so, we got a few things wrong that made us lose. We have to work on that.”

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund): “In retrospect, I can't really celebrate my goal. In terms of energy and passion, we were fine. But we shot ourselves in the foot by conceding goals.”

The match report:

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