Next Game

Hamburg v Bay Munich

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 14:30

German Bundesliga

Allianz Arena

Last Game

Bay Munich 1 - 0 Man City

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group E

Robben: Bayern will improve

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben is urging supporters to be patient after vowing that Pep Guardiola's side will get even better over the course of the season.

Last Updated: 10/08/13 at 10:56 Post Comment

Arjen Robben: Things can only get better

Arjen Robben: Things can only get better

That was the Dutchman's message from Munich after the German champions started the defence of their Bundesliga title with a 3-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night.

The win in Pep Guardiola's first competitive game on the Bayern bench was resounding after they took a two-goal lead after 16 minutes.

And despite displaying a clear level of superiority, the general feeling in the Bayern camp is that they can, and will, do much better.

"The important thing is that we always want to play dominantly and we want to put pressure on going forwards and be aggressive. We did that partly well tonight," said opening goalscorer Robben.

"It's only normal that when a new coach comes, there are minor changes and these need time.

"We are not where we have to be yet. Some things can still improve. We will get better in the coming weeks."

Guardiola was still "very satisfied" with his first Bundesliga outing which may not be enough to give Bayern top spot after one round of matches, but puts them on course to be there when it matters.

"We needed a good result to have some peace and quiet," said the Catalan.

"We still need time, but when you are at the biggest club in the world like FC Bayern, you don't have time.

"We need to get the first two or three wins under our belts for our confidence and for the coach's confidence, and now we can prepare to face Eintracht Frankfurt in peace."

Gladbach gave as good as they got, keeping Germany international Manuel Neuer relatively busy in the Bayern goal.

His national team understudy Marc-Andre ter Stegen was in even more rousing form, however, and he was pleased with his night's work.

"We can take a lot of positives out of this game," ter Stegen also told Sky television. "We played well.

"You can lose to Bayern Munich. What is important for us is that we focus on other opponents."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Dundee boss Paul Hartley anticipates a good derby with United

Dundee boss Paul Hartley maintains his players have no fears as they prepare for the derby match with Dundee United.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property